Crystal Clear HR, Here Are Your Articles for Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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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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  • 4 Steps for Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit

    At all times, U.S. employers need to be aware of whether their employees are authorized to work in the country. This can be determined by conducting an internal I-9 audit. Click through for tips on this process.

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  • Can You Make Direct Deposit Mandatory?

    Direct deposit makes payroll processing so much easier, and the vast majority of employees find it convenient -- which is why you may wish to require it. Click through to see whether you’re allowed to mandate direct deposit.

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  • Learn the Value of Employee Self-Service

    We live in an era when employees treasure quick access to information and are practically obsessed with empowerment, so employee self-service is fast becoming a must-have feature. Click through for insight into this groundbreaking solution.

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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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  • Diversity and Inclusion: Why Both Matter

    "Diversity" and "inclusion" are often used interchangeably. However, they are separate processes, despite being closely related. Click through to discover the difference between them and why you need both.

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  • Do You Have a Compensation Philosophy?

    Compensation remains the top factor for most people when considering whether to accept a job, stay with an employer or seek employment elsewhere. Click through to see why a compensation philosophy is essential to attracting, retaining and motivating employees.

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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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  • 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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  • Don't Ask Job Candidates These Questions!

    You need to recruit good employees for your company, so during job interviews, you want to ask questions to find out all about the candidates. But if you ask the wrong questions, you could face a lawsuit. Click through for guidance on topics to avoid.

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  • Can Employees Discuss Their Salaries at Work?

    Although you may have good reasons for not wanting your employees to discuss their pay with their co-workers, legally you may not be able to stop them. Click through for more on salary discussions at work.

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  • Volunteer Time Off: A New Type of PTO

    A new brand of paid time off has moved into the employee benefits scene: volunteer time off, which rewards employees for giving back to their communities. Click through to see if you should offer this altruistic benefit.

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  • How to Handle Supplemental Wages

    Supplemental wages do not qualify as regular income and are subject to special withholding rules. Click through for an introduction to what items fit into this group, and how they should be taxed.

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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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  • Are Your Benefits Competitive Enough?

    If your benefits don't stack up to your competitors', you could lose out on qualified candidates and risk your most talented workers jumping ship. Click through to see whether your benefits are truly making an impression.

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  • Different Kinds of Bonuses -- And Their Effect on Overtime

    Bonuses are a form of variable pay that are used to inspire employee loyalty or reward performance, and it's essential to know about the different kinds. Click through for a primer on both types of bonuses, including their effect on overtime.

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  • California's Expanded Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

    SB 1343 would require an employer of five or more employees—including seasonal and temporary employees—to provide certain sexual harassment training. Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • How to Calculate Employees' Net Pay

    Figuring employees' net pay may seem obvious, but it can be quite tricky, as there are various rules and regulations that need to be considered. Click through for a primer on calculating your employees' take-home pay.

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  • Employee Overpayment Can Lead to Problems

    You've overpaid an employee, causing the company a financial loss. Now you need to recoup the money. But there are important tax implications and some rules you have to follow. Click through to make sure you do it right.

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  • Reasons to Integrate Benefits Administration and Payroll

    While you can administer benefits and payroll separately, there are plenty of reasons to integrate the two, with increased efficiency being the overarching goal. Click through to see why it's best to merge both processes.

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  • ACA Affordability Threshold to Rise in 2019

    One of the main requirements of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is that health coverage must be affordable, based on annual standards set by the IRS. Click through for the details on the 2019 increase for one of those standards.

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  • Can You Make All Employees Nonexempt?

    There's a wide swath of information available on what it takes for employees to qualify as exempt. Click through for some details on the flip side: Are you required to classify an employee as exempt if he or she meets all the qualifications?

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  • What to Do When an Employee Requests ADA Accommodation

    The Americans with Disabilities Act gives disabled employees the right to request reasonable accommodations that will allow them to do their work. Click through for tips on handling these requests.

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  • Attract Staff With Down Payment Assistance

    Lack of down payment is a major home ownership hurdle. But employers might be able to help. Click through to discover how you can attract new employees and retain current ones by offering down payment assistance.

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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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  • Debunking 4 Common Payroll Myths

    In folklore, myths are fascinating -- the stuff that legends are made of. But in payroll, myths can be dangerous to your business's survival. Click through for four common payroll myths, which have been effectively busted.

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  • 5 Tips for Grossing Up Severance Pay

    As a token of your appreciation to a separated employee, you may decide to pay for the taxes associated with his or her severance package. Click through for tips on this process, known as a "gross-up."

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  • Back Pay and Form W-2

    If you've paid an employee less than what he or she is due, it could come back to haunt you in the form of back wages. Click through to learn more about this type of pay, including its impact on Form W-2.

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  • A Tax Essential: the Percentage-Withholding Method

    The IRS has developed multiple methods that employers may use to withhold federal income tax from employees' wages. One of those methods is done on a percentage basis. Click through for insights into the percentage-withholding formula.

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