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what is an FSA?

February 15, 2019

What is an FSA? Common FAQs Explained

An FSA, or flexible spending account, is a great way for employees to save costs on health insurance, sometimes with help from their employer. However, many employers have questions about how FSA contributions work. Here’s what’s covered by an FSA, and how your employees can use them. What is an FSA? First, what is an […]

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what to know about learning and development programs

February 14, 2019

What to Know About Learning and Development Programs

Does your company have a learning and development program? If not, it’s time to get on board! What Is Learning and Development in HR? Learning and development programs are crucial to HR functions. It is part of the company’s talent management strategy. The goal of learning and development is to align individual employee goals and performance […]

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How to handle dating in the workplace

February 14, 2019

How to Handle Dating in the Workplace

For HR professionals, dating in the workplace can be a tricky topic. It’s a problematic intersection between protecting employees from sexual harassment and remaining respectful and avoiding overbearing rules. Follow these best practices for regulating dating, setting boundaries, and maintaining a professional work environment. Can employers regulate workplace romance? Employers can regulate workplace romance by […]

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your guide to gender pay equity

February 14, 2019

Guide to Gender Pay Equity for Smaller Employers

Are men and women being paid the same salaries for doing the same work within your organization? According to Forbes, 92% of employers believe they are paying staff fairly, while only 65% of employees believe the same. In a highly competitive talent market this difference might keep you up at night. Most guides for identifying […]

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Your Guide to ACA filing

February 13, 2019

Your Guide to ACA Filing in 2019

If you operate a business with 50 or more full-time employees, you’re probably wondering what your ACA filing requirements are for 2019. We’ve put together this comprehensive post to help you understand ACA filing. Get to know what it means, who needs to do it, how to do it, and other helpful tips. Let’s get […]

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pay secrecy vs pay transparency

February 13, 2019

Pay Secrecy is Illegal. Pay Transparency is On the Rise

Remember when it was a taboo to speak openly about one’s salary? Discussions about pay the workplace were discouraged — and sometimes outright forbidden — by many employers. But keeping silent about wage rates is no longer the norm, and employers who forbid discussions about pay are violating the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The […]

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small businesses introduced to benefit pools

February 13, 2019

The Prospect of Benefit Pools Excites Small Businesses

According to recent insurance industry data, only 56% of companies with 200 employees or less provide some healthcare benefits to staff members. For small businesses, with 3 to 9 staff members, healthcare is provided for less than half. Compared to large companies, 98% of whom offer the benefit, small to mid-sized businesses are challenged to […]

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411 on FSA reimbursements

February 12, 2019

The 411 on FSA Reimbursements

If you or your employees have an FSA, it’s important to brush up on FSA reimbursements. If you’re wondering what FSA reimbursements are, how your health provider handles these queries and what you should do for submitting claims, here’s what you need to know. How do FSA reimbursements work? Having an FSA means that you’ll […]

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what is a help bank?

February 12, 2019

What is a Help Bank? (And Why You Might Want One)

It takes a village to raise a child—everyone knows this. But to raise children, run a business and meet all the other demands of modern life? Well, that’s a feat that takes a trusted network of capable, connected and committed people willing to pool time, talent and resources to help each other in a pinch. […]

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do you live in a state with lgbtq nondiscrimination laws?

February 12, 2019

Is Your Company in a State with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

Until recently, it was legal (and fairly commonplace) for employers to refuse to hire a person because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Thanks to state and federal LGBTQ non-discrimination laws, that practice is dying out. What Are LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have LGBTQ non-discrimination laws. […]

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IRS AIR

February 11, 2019

What to Know About IRS ACA Information Returns (Or IRS AIR)

IRS AIR, also known as Affordable Care Act Information Returns, refers to the federal forms that insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses must file in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AIR also denotes how these forms need to be transmitted to the IRS. Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C […]

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exit interview template

February 8, 2019

Departing with an Employee? Use this Exit Interview Template

Parting ways with employees is never easy– whether it was their decision or yours. The time spent recruiting, hiring, and training those employees and the potential for information lost in that transition can feel overwhelming. However, there’s another way to look at departing employees: an opportunity to mine crucial information. When an employee leaves your […]

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