• Unlimited HR telephone and email consultation
  • Access to the Helpside HR forms and webinar library
  • Basic employee policy guide
  • Company-specific policy creation assistance
  • Unemployment claims assistance
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance support
  • Subpoena compliance assistance
  • Employment compliance posters
  • I-9 and E-Verify program assistance
  • Drug testing program
  • Pre-employment background checks
  • Hiring and applicant tracking services
  • Salary survey/compensation planning
  • Employee surveys
  • Annual harassment and discrimination prevention training
  • HR leadership and compliance training
  • One-on-one HR training and online HR boot camp

Jesse Oakeson

General Counsel and Director of Human Resources

Jesse has more than a decade of experience in legal practice as a partner at one of Utah’s oldest law firms. His time spent defending employers in litigation allows him to balance his legal advice with practical solutions that make sense in a small business environment. Jesse loves sharing what he learned in court with employers and HR professionals in an effort to help them avoid litigation. He regularly presents on HR and employment law topics to business groups and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) groups around the state. Clients of Helpside have access to his wealth of knowledge and experience advising hundreds of employers and managers on strategies to avoid employment claims and implement policies that empower people at all levels.

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Brandon White

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Brandon has a decade of Human Resources experience with major companies throughout Utah’s Wasatch front including Mountain Point Medical Center, Solutionreach, Zions Bancorporation and America First Credit Union. As an HR Manager, Brandon has helped thousands of supervisors and employees navigate complex employee relations issues. His experience allows him to make complicated employment situations and regulations approachable for small businesses.

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Rochele Bertasso

Human Resources Business Partner

Rochele has a decade of experience in the HR and legal fields and holds a SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation. She uses her expertise to assist clients with employee leave law administration, employee relations, and HR compliance. She also helps clients navigate complicated ADA accommodations discussions with employees. From ADA, to FMLA, to FFCRA, Rochele makes these complicated laws approachable for small business leaders.

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Jana Bishop

Human Resources Clerk

Jana has helped hundreds of employers resolve complicated risk management and federal compliance issues, saving them time, money, and frustration. She manages Helpside’s I-9 compliance initiative and works with the clients to resolve E-Verify issues.

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Mati Morin

Human Resources Business Administrator

Mati lightens the administrative burdens of small business owners, so they can focus on their main purpose and vision. She has expertise in unemployment law, government surveys, hiring, training, recruiting, and employment verification.

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Helpside HR Library

The Helpside HR Library includes useful sample policies, templates, forms and guides to help you navigate the increasingly complicated task of being an employer. Our resources cover every stage of the employee life-cycle including:

  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Compensation and Leave
  • Performance Management
  • Retention and Separation

Recent HR Blogs

The Business Case for Employee Training

Written by Jesse Oakeson

The Society of Human Resource Management identifies employee development efforts, such as training, as a key component of employee satisfaction. In short, good training makes a business a better place to work. So, although employers may think they can’t afford the time and financial cost of training, employers really can’t afford to avoid it…

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What To Do if an Employee Requests Medical Leave

Written by Rochele Bertasso

Leaves of absence, whether expected or unexpected, can be daunting for many companies and the way to manage it is not always clear. Many employers ask, “Do I have to hold their job? Do I have to pay them while they are gone? What about benefits?” Adding to the confusion, are the requirements under applicable federal and state laws. So, what to do…

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Improving HR Practices with an Annual Self-Audit

Written by Brandon White

Conducting a self-audit can be a great way to identify areas that might need your attention. The good news is, Helpside has resources to help clients address all of these human resources challenges. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to get started…
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Measuring Time vs. Measuring Performance

Written by Brandon White

When employees work together in an office, measuring the time that an employee works is straightforward. You are able to see when they arrive at work and you can pop over to their desk and ask them a question whenever you would like. Historically this has given managers a sense of what is going on in their department. While measuring time is typically the easiest to measure of employee productivity, it isn’t always the most beneficial piece of information you can have as a manager of people…

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Seven HR Templates to Make Your Job Easier


We put together these seven HR templates that will make your job as an employer easier. (P.S. They are all editable Word documents so you can add your logo and make them your own!) You can download them for free here: