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  • 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits Increase

    The IRS has announced cost of living adjustments for various pension plans for 2019. There are other retirement-related changes as well. Click through for the details, to learn how these changes may affect you.

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  • How to Write a Great Want Ad

    You want to write a job ad that gets noticed on job boards. Rule No. 1: In the title, include the position name and why the job is attractive to an applicant. Click through for more useful tips to get good responses.

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  • Masking Social Security Numbers in Microsoft Excel

    This is something especially for those with human resources responsibilities: making sure Social Security Numbers are kept private. It's possible to do this in Excel, but tricky. Click through to learn how to master this technique.

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  • Payroll Policy Must-Haves

    A well-constructed payroll policy tells employees what they need to know about getting paid, thereby reducing phone and email inquiries to your payroll department. Click through for essential items to put in your payroll policy.

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  • The Advantages of Diversity Training

    You're thinking of implementing diversity training to advocate workplace diversity. Click through to see how such programs lead to higher employee retention rates, improved morale, reduced lawsuits and improved recruiting.

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  • How to Explain Benefits

    Employee benefits are becoming the biggest deciding factor for employees considering whether to jump ship or stay aboard at a job. Click through to see how to keep employees informed about the principal features of benefit offerings.

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  • How OSHA Can Affect Your Business

    No matter what kind of business you run, you have to know something about OSHA, which oversees workplace safety. Click through for some insights into how OSHA works and why you need to be familiar with its rules.

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  • Baby on the Way: Knowing All About Maternity and Paternity Leave

    There's a good chance you'll eventually have to deal with some kind of parental leave in your office, whether it involves an employee or employee spouse pregnancy, or an adoption. Click through for some insights in creating a policy.

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  • How to Onboard New Employees

    Introducing a new employee to the workplace and making sure he or she feels welcome and engaged can be difficult, but it's important to get it right to make sure the employee gets off to a good start. Click through to read tips on easing the process.

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  • Never Mind the Feds: States Do Their Own Thing on Minimum Wages

    States are taking the minimum wage into their own hands: California's minimum wage has risen in 2018, at varying levels, and other states continue to make their own tweaks to federal rules. Click through for an overview on state rules.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Avoiding Common HR Mistakes

    When it comes to human resources, there is an endless array of intricacies and regulations to keep track of. Click through for a few common HR mistakes companies of all sizes may make.

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  • Steps for a Disabled-friendly Workplace

    Everyone talks about making workplaces more inclusionary for employees with disabilities, but what are they really doing? Click through for some insights into how to make your business more welcoming to the disabled.

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  • Know Your Tip-Reporting Responsibilities

    To facilitate proper tip reporting, the Internal Revenue Service established specific guidelines for service establishments. Click through to learn the basics and to ensure that your business is properly following tip-reporting requirements.

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  • Taking Charge of HR Issues at Doctors' Offices

    Physicians are not just medical professionals, they also have to be business managers, and that means managing human resources. Click through for some insights into HR management in medical offices.

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  • FSAs: The Missing Piece of the Benefits Puzzle

    A health care flexible spending account can save money on taxes and pays qualifying expenses for employees. It's a versatile and powerful partner to the traditional benefits plan. Click through to get the skinny on how it works.

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  • 5 Ways to Avoid Micromanaging Your Staff

    It's a difficult line to walk: you have to properly supervise your staff, but if you spend too much time guiding them in their tasks, you squash initiative and destroy morale. Click through for some tips to avoid the micromanagement trap.

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  • Ban on Salary History Inquiries May Become New Trend

    California's new statewide ban on employer inquiries into an individual's salary history took effect on Jan. 1, 2018 -- and the Golden State is not alone. Click through for insights into what might become a trend.

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  • An Overview of Wage Garnishments

    The mechanics behind wage garnishments are far-reaching and complex, affecting both the employer and the debtor in question. Click through for insight into the multifaceted process of wage garnishments.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

    You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • Got a Situation: A Hiring and Recruitment Podcast

    The Society for Human Resource Management reports that companies spend 90 to 200 percent of an employee's annual salary to hire a new worker, so making the right hire the first time is important. Click through for an entertaining conversation that shows you the ropes.

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  • Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Do

    It's a hassle for any payroll department: getting an official letter that you have to withhold part of an employee's salary, as ordered by a court. Click through to learn what you have to do when wages are being garnished.

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  • What to Know About Tax Scams

    Sure as the night follows the day, come tax season, so follow tax scams. Click through for some information on how to avoid the three major categories: fraudulent returns, phones scams and phishing.

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  • If You Are A PEO Client, Access to Capital for Growth is a Phone Call Away

    What if you could secure funding for your business with just a phone call? Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Edible Benefits: Offering Free Food in the Office

    In a complicated world, free food is the benefit you can be pretty sure everyone will like. The trick is getting the details right. Click through for the straight dope on how to keep your employees well-fed.

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  • Should You Honor All W-4 Requests?

    Employees' W-4 forms show what they want withheld from their paychecks. It's their responsibility to complete the forms, but do you have to accept each form no matter what? Click through for some insights into your responsibilities.

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  • Wellness Programs Your Employees May Enjoy

    Employee wellness programs have become increasingly popular, as studies show that nearly 75 percent of employees report being interested in such incentives. Click through for five wellness initiatives your employees may appreciate.

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  • Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

    Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

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  • Is 'Selective' Health Coverage Permissible?

    For one reason or another, you may want to provide health insurance to only certain employees, leaving the rest without coverage. Click through to find out whether this is legal and, if so, under what circumstances.

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  • Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave

    The terms maternity, paternity and parental leave can be somewhat perplexing, because although they're often used interchangeably, there's a technical distinction between them. Click through to discover what each one means.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Confused About How to Track Attendance

    Tracking the time of your hourly workers in an effective way might be the most important thing you do as an employer. Click through to see how technology can streamline the process and improve accuracy.

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  • 5 Ways A PEO Can Help You Manage Dangerous Risks

    Risk management is a big concern for businesses. Click through to learn how a PEO can save your company from dangerous risks.

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  • 8 Flowering Plants that Can Withstand the Summer Heat

    With spring quickly coming to a close, you might be starting to think about what kinds of flowers to plant this summer. Some flowers do not do well in hot weather, but others can withstand the summer heat while looking radiant. Click through for a list of 8 plants that do great in summer weather.

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  • Happy Labor Day! Holiday Closure Reminder

    In observance of the Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd.

    Take a break – you deserve it! Hope you have a safe, fun and relaxing weekend with your loved ones. Click through for a special Labor Day greeting.

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  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    How will you implement new or update existing policies and procedures about medical marijuana to align with new regulations? Click through to get the inside information on how to navigate this legal minefield.

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  • Top 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

    Payroll errors can have a variety of ramifications, from justifiably irritated employees to severe penalties handed down by regulators. Click through for the most common payroll mistakes and how to avoid them.

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  • Make Your Next Open Enrollment Season the Best One Yet

    Before the next open enrollment season rolls around, you need to review the process and make the necessary enhancements to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Click through for ways to optimize your next open enrollment season.

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  • Holidays + Vacation + Illness = Paid Time Off

    Are you paying too much for paid time off? Click through to discover a way to cut PTO costs without cutting back on employee benefits.

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  • 7 Questions Not To Ask During A Job Interview

    What seems like an innocent question to ask during an interview might put you at risk of a discrimination accusation.Click through to discover what you can and can't ask a prospective employee during an interview.

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  • Payroll Procedures for Commissioned Employees

    Paying commissioned employees can be a complex endeavor because other elements — such as salary, hourly wages and overtime — may be involved. Click through for payroll best practices for commissioned workers.

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  • Figuring Out How Often to Pay Employees

    There's a host of rules regarding how you have to pay your employees. Click through for an overview of the various regulations, so you know how to manage your pay day policies correctly.

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  • Essential Recordkeeping for Nonexempt and Exempt Employees

    Keeping accurate payroll records is essential to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and avoid wage and hour audits. Click through to better understand the FLSA’s payroll recordkeeping rules.

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  • Making Flex Schedules Work: 3 Best Practices

    Flex schedules are an attractive employee benefit, but in order to successfully implement them, you've got to take certain proactive steps. Click through to learn how to smoothly introduce flex schedules.

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  • How to Provide Vacation and Sick Time

    Part of retaining quality employees at your company is providing them with adequate time off. Click through for an employer's guide to vacation, sick leave and more.

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  • How to Manage a Cafeteria Plan

    At the heart of high-impact employee benefit programs are cafeteria plans, which allow participants to pay for their benefits with pretax money. Click through for insight into the advantages and implications of cafeteria plans.

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  • Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

    Employers cannot arbitrarily classify an employee as exempt or nonexempt. These definitions are established by federal laws. Click through for insight into the standards surrounding employee classification.

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  • On-site Medical Care: The Benefit of the Future?

    The future of the ACA may be uncertain, but companies may address healthcare by offering medical clinics in the workplace. Click through for some insights into on-site medical care and what it entails.

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  • Understanding the Basics of Summary Plan Descriptions

    If you have an Employee Retirement Income Security Act–compliant benefits program, you are required to give participants a Summary Plan Description. Click through to better understand your obligations as an employer.

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  • Try This And Tell Me What You Think!

    In a networking meeting encounter recently, I ran across a Colonial Life agent locally whose name is Carmen Villas. Click through to read the full article.

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  • Understanding Your Payroll Tax Liabilities

    Although the payroll taxes you’re liable for as an employer may seem obvious, some taxes are not so easy to identify. Click through to learn the common and not-so-common employer payroll taxes, including associated liabilities.

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  • How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in Your Company

    It's every company's responsibility to have a safe and harassment-free workplace. Click through to discover how to develop a robust business environment to prevent and address sexual harassment cases.

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  • New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

    The new rule strengthening the disability claims process for Employee Retirement Income Security Act-covered benefit plans kicked in on April 2, 2018. Click through for details on this final rule, which includes new requirements for processing disability claims and appeals.

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  • Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

    Employers cannot arbitrarily classify an employee as exempt or nonexempt. These definitions are established by federal laws. Click through for insight into the standards surrounding employee classification.

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  • Considering How to Do Background Checks

    Are background checks important for your employees? Click through to learn more about what's legal, what matters and more.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Managing a Gratuity Businesses

    Special tax rules apply to restaurants and similar businesses, where many employees make a substantial portion of their income from customer gratuities. Click through for an outline of the key regulations.

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  • New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

    The new rule strengthening the disability claims process for Employee Retirement Income Security Act-covered benefit plans kicked in on April 2, 2018. Click through for details on this final rule, which includes new requirements for processing disability claims and appeals.

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  • Noncompete Agreements: Should You Insist on One?

    A noncompete agreement can help minimize loss if a competitor tries to lure one of your employees away. But there are limits to how these work. Click through to become aware of all the implications before you ask your staff to sign one.

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  • Tips for Rewarding Employees When You’re On A Tight Budget

    Study after study has shown that happy employees boost productivity, customer satisfaction and profits. Click through to see some no-cost, low-cost ways to reward your employees.

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  • How Many Hours Can Employers Require Employees to Work?

    You have clear job descriptions that succinctly outline expectations for each employee’s role, including work hours for each day and week. But is this number of hours legally allowed? Click through for the full scoop on allowable work hours.

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  • Got a Situation: An Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Podcast

    Some employees have to be paid their hourly wage, or even more, if they put in extra time. Others are expected just to put in the extra time anyway. Click through to hear a business owner discuss her confusion -- and get some advice.

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  • When Does 'Firing at Will' Become 'Discrimination'?

    Trying to determine whether you can fire someone without cause simply because you feel the employee isn't working out? You'll find there are a lot of gray areas. Click through to discover exceptions to employment at will.

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  • The Nitty-Gritty of the W-2 Form

    Everybody knows about the importance of filing a W-2 form, but it can get a lot more complicated than many employers realize. Click through to see just what that W-2 entails, and what all the different boxes mean.

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  • How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in Your Company

    It's every company's responsibility to have a safe and harassment-free workplace. Click through to discover how to develop a robust business environment to prevent and address sexual harassment cases.

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  • Should You Offer a 529 Savings Plan?

    College and university costs are surging at a tremendous rate, making 529 savings plans a desirable benefit among job seekers and employees. Click through to see whether this educational perk is ideal for your business.

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  • How Can You Untangle Special Wage Payments?

    A special wage payment is compensation earned in a given year but paid in a subsequent year. Obviously, this presents some challenges from a payroll standpoint. Click through for insight into this special type of payment.

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  • Social Security Administration Announces Changes for 2019

    As is usual this time of year, the SSA has published critical information on benefit changes and maximum taxable income. Click through to see the details, so you can consider how they will affect you.

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  • 10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil at Home

    Incorporate coconut oil into your day-to-day life to eat healthier and live better. Click through for 10 uses for coconut oil at home.

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  • State Law Affects FMLA Eligibility

    The federal Family and Medical Leave Act is often regarded as the Holy Grail of employee leave. But depending on your state, the federal FMLA might not be the only game in town. Click through for insights into state rules.

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  • Perks: The Smart Way To Take Them Away

    If you have to eliminate free soda or snacks, click through and find out how to do it without causing an employee to revolt.

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  • Common Questions and Answers Regarding<br>1-9 Form

    With the hot topic in the news about Immigration, as a business owner,  the government will be relying heavily on you to play a key part in the work force community.  I’9’s are the frontline defense to protect you as a business owner should an audit occur.  Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Do You Make These Mistakes When Rewarding Employees?

    Having a rewards program for your employees is a great way to increase satisfaction, loyalty and productivity. Click through to see how you can realize a greater return on your reward program.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Sorting Out Payroll Categories

    It's absolutely essential to distinguish between independent contractors and employees. The penalties for making a mistake here can be severe. Click through for a quick guide to make right.

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  • How To Win An Unemployment Claim Against Your Company

    When an employee files an unemployment claim when they don't deserve a payout, you can end up paying higher premiums.  Click through to see your options for fighting back.

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  • 7 Benefits of Adding Lemon Water to Your Routine

    Drinking water in the morning has long-term health benefits, but adding a splash of lemon to your water can drastically improve your health. Click through to learn seven benefits of lemon water.

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  • OSHA Safety: How Can You Stay Compliant

    Accidents can happen in any environment. Click through to see the best ways to stay compliant with OSHA regulations in your workplace.

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  • Domestic Employees: the Tax and Payroll Issues

    Employing help around the house? Know the tax rules. Click through for an intro to the complex rules surrounding domestic employees.

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  • Handling the Wages of a Deceased Employee

    The death of an employee is an unfortunate event -- but it's one that a company must be prepared to deal with should it occur. Click through for a primer on what to do with wages owed to a deceased employee.

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  • Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

    It’s that time of year again and so here is what research I found out about hurricane shutters. I had a few companies come out and give me estimates for my home and business security.

    Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Which Benefits Do Employees Value the Most?

    In the battle to secure top talent, employee benefits have become a contender, a true rival to monetary compensation. But not all benefits are created equal. Click through to see which benefits employees treasure the most.

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  • A Tax-Free Health Reimbursement Plan for Small Employers

    If you’re a small employer who does not offer group health coverage, you may be interested in a tax-free Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). Click through for more information on this benefit.

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  • Effects of Reciprocal Agreements on Your Business

    Do you have employees who live in one state but work in another? If so, they probably are covered by a state reciprocal agreement, which eliminates dual taxation. Click through to learn more about tax reciprocal agreements.

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  • What to Do If You Receive an IRS Wage Levy

    If an employee owes delinquent federal taxes, the Internal Revenue Service may decide to levy his or her wages. As the employer, you must withhold the levy in a manner consistent with IRS regulations. Click through for tips on handling a wage levy.

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  • New Law Makes 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Easier

    Passed on February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act contains provisions that simplify hardship withdrawals from 401(k) accounts. Click through for insight into this new law.

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  • 4 Tips for Successful Absence Management

    Employee absences are a given in any work environment. But without effective management, they can spiral out of control, affecting the business's smooth operation. Click through for ways to minimize workplace absenteeism.

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  • When Do Employees Have to Be Paid for a 'Break'?

    In a recent opinion letter, the Department of Labor (DOL) addressed whether employees who take frequent breaks due to a serious health condition should be paid for those breaks. Click through for an examination of this complex issue.

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  • To Give or Not to Give Unlimited Vacation

    The idea of unlimited vacation/PTO — and whether employers should give it — has been widely discussed and debated among benefits experts. Click through for insight into this popular but controversial perk.

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  • 5 Common COBRA Mistakes -- and How to Prevent Them

    The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act contains extensive requirements for employers. Consequently, it's easy to fumble when administering COBRA benefits. Click through for five COBRA errors employers tend to make.

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  • FAQs About Service Animals in the Workplace

    Many employers who permit employees to bring their dogs to work do so as a courtesy. But if the dog is a "service animal," these employers may have no choice in the matter. Click through for insight into service animals as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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  • Reasons to Integrate Time and Labor With Payroll

    Employers must pay employees for the time they put in at work -- which makes the relationship between time-labor and payroll mutually inclusive and calls for a united solution. Click through to see why these functions should be integrated.

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  • Paying Extra: Guidance on the Overtime Exemption

    Did you know that you can pay your salaried-exempt employees extra without jeopardizing their exempt status? It's true. But for those paid on an hourly, daily or shift basis, you'll need to exercise caution. Click through for the DOL's opinion on this topic.

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  • Handling HR and Payroll for Remote Employees

    Since 2005, the number of employees who work remotely has escalated 115 percent, according to a 2017 report by FlexJobs. Click through to see how this rapidly growing trend affects employers from an HR and payroll perspective.

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  • 4 Big Reasons to Skip The Company Holiday Party

    You're probably already aware that serving alcohol at a company party puts you at risk that an employee will drive drunk. Click through for a glimpse of four lesser-known ways your company holiday party could cost you.

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  • Know the FMLA Notice Requirements

    To receive FMLA-protected leave, eligible employees must provide adequate notice to their employers. If they don't, the leave could be delayed or denied. Click through for details on FMLA notice requirements.

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  • How to Convince Employees to Take Time Off

    No one wants unproductive workers. But that's what you'll likely get if your employees refuse to take adequate time off. Click through for tips on getting your staff to take that much-needed vacation.

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  • Five Natural Remedies for Peace of Mind

    Are you looking for remedies to calm yourself naturally? Click through for five ways to settle your mind without needing a prescription.

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  • 6 Inspiring TedTalks to Watch Today

    Educating yourself about human emotions and body language is a great way to get more in touch with yourself. Click through to browse this list of thought-provoking TedTalks to feel inspired today.

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  • How to Run -- and Record -- a Teleconference

    There are unique challenges -- practical, technical and legal -- to setting up and recording a conference call. Click through to learn how to avoid the pitfalls and create a teleconference that works for everyone.

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  • How to Handle an Employee With a Substance Abuse Problem

    You've heard the horror stories of substance abuse. Now, reality may be knocking at your work site, as one of your employees is exhibiting classic symptoms. Click through to see what you should do.

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  • D.C. Launches Paid Family Leave This Summer

    The District of Columbia and five states have established paid family leave systems. How do these systems work, and how are they funded? Click through for a quick overview of what may eventually become a national plan.

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  • 4 Ways to Boost Your 401(k) Participation Rate

    Americans typically rely on employers for savings plans, but companies find that there are still issues with participation. Click through for insight into getting more employees to participate in your 401(k) plan.

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  • Deducting Negative Leave Balances From Final Wages

    A departing employee took more paid time off than they had available, leading to a negative balance. Click through to see what the rules are for deducting the outstanding amount from the employee's final paycheck.

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  • DOL Compliance Tools You Don't Want to Miss

    For many employers, there's a huge gulf between the number of regulations they must abide by and the resources available for achieving compliance. Click through for a list of programs that can help you strengthen your compliance efforts.

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  • Which Benefits Are Legally Required?

    Designing a benefits package isn't just about deciding which voluntary perks you'll offer. It's also about knowing which benefits are mandated by law. Click through for a list of benefits that you may need to provide, simply because the government says to.

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  • Important Deadline: EEO-1 Pay Data Due by Sept. 30

    If you have at least 100 employees, you should be filing EEO-1 reports annually with the EEOC. Additionally, a recent court order requires EEO-1 filers to submit wage information to the EEOC by Sept. 30, 2019. Click through to uncover your responsibilities.

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  • Breaking Down Employee Breaks

    Breaks at work come in many forms, and they're covered by many rules, both federal and state. Employers have to be fair and consistent. Click through for insight into the laws surrounding the various types of breaks.

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  • Top Reasons Your Employees Are Quitting

    Few things are more disconcerting to an employer than when good employees leave. But in order to fix the problem, you have to know why it's happening. Click through for a few of the most common reasons why employees jump ship.

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  • What Information Is Included on a Pay Stub?

    Even if you're not required to give your employees a pay stub, it's widely recommended that you do so to help with record-keeping and keep employees in the picture. Click through to see which items should go on this document.

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  • FSAs and HSAs: Know the Differences

    FSAs and HSAs are fundamentally cut from the same cloth. However, there are some key differences, and it's important that you and your employees know how each one works. Click through for a comparison of these two health plans.

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  • Proper Reporting for QSEHRA Benefits

    If you offer a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA), you must adhere to special reporting rules under IRS guidelines. Click through to see how this benefit should be handled for your employees.

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  • 4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Violence

    Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year. Though no business is immune from this crisis, you can reduce the chances of it reaching your work site. Click through for four prevention strategies.

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  • 6 Tips for Safe Summer Travel

    As the summer months approach and vacations are being planned it is important to remember to be safe when traveling. Click through for 6 summer travel tips to keep you safe this season.

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  • How Long Does COBRA Coverage Last?

    If you provide group health insurance and have at least 20 employees, you must offer COBRA benefits. The duration depends on several factors. Click through to discover the different maximum coverage periods.

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  • Include These Notices in Your Open Enrollment Kit

    As a group health plan sponsor, you're required to provide participants with certain benefit notices upon their initial enrollment or on an annual basis. Click through for a roundup of notices that you might need to include.

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  • How to Figure Retroactive Pay

    When employees are due retroactive pay, it's often because there was a delay in their wage or salary increase. It's important to get them up to speed correctly. Click through for insight into figuring retroactive pay for both hourly and salaried employees.

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    Employee performance and organizational success are conjoined. Therefore, it's vital that you keep tabs on your employees' output. Click through for essential metrics to measure employee performance.

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