Human Resources Discussion | August 17, 2016

Avalon Events Center | 2525 9th Ave S  Fargo

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our August panelists

Tania---Color-(1-of-1)Tania Cook | Administrative Staffing Consultant

Preference Personnel | website  | 701.293.6905

Tania’s past work experience in management, sales, payroll and safety made her an ideal addition to the Preference Personnel team in 2008.

Tania graduated from MSUM with a BS in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences and brought her passion for working with people to the team. She brings a professional demeanor that is unparalleled. Her position and responsibilities within Preference Personnel continue to evolve; she is an active leader and assists with our safety program and payroll department. All while simultaneously assisting candidates find rewarding employment and building long term relationships with our valued employers.

In her free time, you will most likely find Tania outside with her family and friends actively participating in sports or performing with her guitar or piano.

11892098_10155984339025191_7390994621694667608_nDarcy Pope - Fuchs | President     Todd Fuchs | Vice-President

Payroll Express, Inc | website | 701.282.0619

Darcy is proud of her western North Dakota roots – growing up on the family ranch with three older brothers made her the independent businessperson that she is today. Her professionalism is tinted with a sharp sense of humor and quick wit.

Having started out in the dental field, first as a dental assistant and then became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Darcy quickly discovered that her skills lie in the business world. Using those talents, she built a temporary employment agency that specialized in dental personnel – working with dental professionals throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota for over 10 years.

Give Darcy a challenge and she will thrive – and so, she started a new and unique venture. In 1995, PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. became the first professional employer organization (PEO) in North Dakota. Soon after, she formed Overland Payroll, Inc., an administrative services organization and HR outsourcing firm.

Ongoing education and training are the fundamentals of her success. Darcy became licensed in life and health insurance, first in North Dakota and then Minnesota. The next challenge became getting her PHR certification (Professional in Human Resources) – many large companies require this credential for executives in their HR departments.

In addition to her above certifications, Darcy is active in the West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce – serving on the Board of Directors for 8 years. She is also active in Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association (FMHRA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Bowman Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International.

Darcy lives in West Fargo with her husband Todd. They have one daughter and son-in-law and now have the delight of two grandchildren! Darcy enjoys reading and working on “projects” with Todd. One quote that sums up Darcy’s personality is by Thomas Edison, “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun”.

39c9078Kim Bjoralt | President/CEO

Human Resource Management Group | website | 701.238.2854

As a Human Resource Consultant and former health insurance executive Kim brings 30 years of sales, management and employee benefits experience to business owners and executives.

Kim brings an insightful strategic and practical implementation talent to clients that are challenged, overwhelmed and even non-compliant in the complex world of Human Resource Management.

His question-How is your HR Model serving your business purpose and do you need to reinforce, rethink or reinvent your current approach-has served clients around the region.

Kim is the founder and CEO of Human Resource Management Group, LLC, a human resource consulting and outsourcing firm here in Fargo.

i-BGzpPsP-MPaul Campbell | Attorney

Kennelly Business Law | website | 701.478.4900

Paul Campbell was born and raised in the small community of Grafton, ND. His parents were both business owners, his dad as a farmer and mom as a preschool teacher. Growing up, Paul saw the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. He worked on the family farm and played all types of sports, mainly hockey and golf.

His passion for business led him to earn a Business Administration degree from the University of North Dakota. His passion for the law then led him to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. During law school, Paul competed in national moot court competitions in Minneapolis, MN and Greensboro, NC before being inducted into the Order of the Barristers in recognition for his oral and written advocacy skills and accomplishments. He also clerked for the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office as well as two different law firms in North Dakota. Paul graduated cum laude with distinction.

Paul has a passion for helping others through his work as a lawyer. Before joining Kennelly Business Law, Paul owned and operated his own law firm. Paul is also involved in real estate investing and management. When he’s not working, Paul enjoys golfing, working out, writing, volunteering, watching hockey and football, and spending time with family and friends at his family’s lake cabin.


Preference Personnel

Tania Cook


Areas of Specialization

We specialize in three main areas of employment placement.


  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Call Center
  • Computer Projects
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Healthcare/Medical Office Support
  • Office Support
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Support


  • General Labor
  • Production / Manufacturing
  • Skilled Trades
  • Warehouse


  • Sales
  • Management
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Skilled Trades
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Executive Leadership
  • IT Help Desk

Payroll Express Inc

Darcy Pope-Fuchs | President


A survey by the Society of Human Resource Management concluded that companies with less than 250 employees will spend an average of $1,602 per employee/year on 55 key HR functions.

Listed below are 7 areas with some of the key functions that PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. performs as either part of their normal PEO functions, or as a fee based service.


  • Professional enrollment & orientation process
  • Running of “Blind Ads”
  • Client Guidebook
  • Employee Handbook
  • Client Policies Defined in Addendum to Handbook


  • Designated Medical Provider
  • Safety Training
  • Workers Compensation Administration
  • Injury Recording and Reporting
  • Worksite Visits
  • Provide Proof of Workers Compensation Coverage


  • Payroll Administration
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Rewards & Recognition
  • incentive Pay Policies
  • Provide Wage Comparisons
  • Job Descriptions


  • Group Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Accident, Sickness & Cancer Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Payroll Deduction IRA or 401(k)
  • Retirement Plan Administration
  • ERISA & HIPAA Compliance


  • Intermediary between Parties
  • Open-door Policy for Employee Questions & Concerns
  • Strict Privacy Policy on Employee Records, Exit Interviews


  • #1 Rule in HR – Keep Good Records
  • I-9 Verification; Filed Separately
  • Social Security Number E-Verification
  • Federal, State & Local Withholding Tax Filing
  • Withholding Tax Reciprocity Filing
  • FICA, FUTA & SUTA Reporting
  • Regulatory Agency Reporting
  • Garnishments against Wages
  • Benefit Enrollment & Administration
  • COBRA Administration
  • FMLA Administration
  • Claims Management
  • Anniversary Tracking
  • Employment Verification Reporting


  • Work with Client to Establish Goals
  • Help Prevent Unnecessary Employee Expenses
  • Provide Defined Employment Expense Reports
  • Protect Your Valuable Assets – Your Employees
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Provide Employees Continuity in Ownership Changes

Human Resource Management Group

Kim Bjoralt | President/CEO

Our Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting Services Include but are not Limited to:

Pre Hire Process 
Job Descriptions
Interviewing Processes
Executive Search
Employment Applications
Pre-Screening Applicants
Criminal Background Checks

Hiring Process and Orientation

    On-Boarding/Mentor Program
Drug Testing

Policy Manuals
Employee Handbooks
Job Descriptions
Performance Appraisals
Health and Welfare Benefits
Retirement Plans
Compensation and Benefit Analysis
Affirmative Action Plans
Affordable Care Act


Implementation, Administration and Compliance with:
OSHA/Workers' Compensation
Affirmative Action
Affordable Care Act
Safety Programs

Management Training
Employee Relations
Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

Wage and Hour Consulting
Federal/State Laws and Regulations

5500 filings
Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD)
Summary of Material Modification (SMM)

Kennelly Business Law

Paul Campbell | Attorney

Entity Formation – LLCs & S-Corps

We regularly represent clients in forming their business. We have formed hundreds of entities over a range of industries, including, construction, manufacturing, retail, technology, professional services, agri-business, real estate, and insurance.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We assist our clients with the sale and purchase of businesses by negotiating terms, drafting agreements and assisting in post-closing matters.  We have the expertise to structure the transactions to your advantage working in connection with your accountant.

Outside General Counsel

As your entity grows, you can hire us to handle specific legal projects or to handle all of your ongoing daily legal work.  Call today to discuss how we can be a part of your team.

Bank Law

Our business law practice has led us to the representation of banks and financial institutions.  In that capacity, we draft loan agreements, mortgages and other necessary documents to properly document complex transactions.

Contract Drafting and Review

We have drafted and reviewed thousands of contracts for clients in a wide variety of matters. We understand each transaction is different and requires specific attention to the details.

Tax Matters

We assist clients with a variety of tax related issues. We advise clients on federal and state income taxes, sales and use taxes, and real estate taxes. We work with clients in appealing tax penalties to the IRS.


We represent employers in drafting employment agreements, compensation agreements and employee handbooks.  We advise employers on employment related matters.

Part 1

Panelist Introductions  4:43

Part 2

DOL Overtime rule  5:16

Part 3

I-9 Verification 5:34

Part 4

Immigrant employees 3:09

Part 5

Job Descriptions 12:09

Part 6

E.R.I.S.A.  4:50

Part 7

Right to Work | PTO  4:42

Part 8

Affordable Care Act  6:13

Part 9

Benefits 3:27

Part 10

Workplace culture 2:00

Part 11

Hiring Practices 26:32


*Members of the100

* Jodee Bock

Bock's Office Transformational Consulting

Greg Burd | Jim Nyhof

Dawson Insurance

*Todd Fuchs

Payroll Express Inc

*Kathey Llewellyn | Lisa Gigler

My Professional Concierge

*Harlan Goerger | Dave Monson

AskHG | CEO Solution

*Jon Kungel | David Karels | Shannon Medina

Custom Cinema and Sound

Jenny Lee

Wallwork Ford

*Matthew Liffrig

True IT

*Aaron McWilliams

Spiral Light Candle

*Brian Rinke

Success Energetics

*Kari Score

Dakota Storage Products

*Kurt McSparron - host

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