Dan Marzullo

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Dan Marzullo

As a professional copywriter, Dan produces strategic marketing content for startups, digital agencies, and established brands. He helps organizations tell stories, achieve online presence, and builds brands that communicate with their customers. Dan is also a regular contributor to Forbes. He started writing after his first professional role as a health promotions coordinator for a local family physicians office.

reported, unreported, and allocated tips

January 23, 2019

Reported, Unreported, and Allocated Tips

If you work in the foodservice industry or receive tips from customers, you’re most likely familiar with reported, unreported, and allocated tips. As a brief refresher, reported tips are earned directly from customers through credit card charges or cash payments and reported to the employer. These tips are easy to track if paid via credit […]

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OSHA Form 300A

January 23, 2019

Filing Your OSHA Form 300A in 2019? Here’s the Cheat Sheet

With March fast approaching, you may be wondering what type of records and paperwork you need to pull together for 2019. One important document to keep in mind is the OSHA Form 300A. This time of year calls for workplace injury and illness record reporting. What is the OSHA Form 300A? The OSHA Form 300A […]

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wage garnishments- credit card debt

January 22, 2019

5 Types of Wage Garnishments

Government agencies and court orders can require employers to garnish an employee’s wages to collect unpaid debts or financial responsibility. Federal and state tax agencies will impose a levy on an employee’s wages for outstanding tax balances. There are five types of wage garnishments that employers can receive. Federal Wage Garnishments Wage garnishments are ranked […]

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how to promote a more inclusive workplace

January 17, 2019

Steps to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive in 2019

In today’s world, employers are striving to create a more inclusive workplace. Although hiring for diversity is the first step, it shouldn’t stop there. To design an inclusive workplace, leadership teams need to first understand what the term means and how it’s different from diversity. What is the meaning of inclusion in the workplace? Most […]

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learning and development programs differ for men and women

January 15, 2019

Experiences in Learning and Development Programs Differ Between Men and Women

Even in today’s modern workplace, there are gender-based training gaps in learning and development programs. In fact, new research shows that “women are less aware than men that training opportunities exist in their organizations in almost every category of learning, and less information is passed down to them from those at the top.” Regarding data, […]

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401k discrimination testing

January 15, 2019

What is 401k Discrimination Testing?

Every year, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires employers to undergo 401k discrimination testing to ensure plans are not discriminating against lower-income employees. This testing is usually performed by a third-party administrator, but employers should still understand the basics of how this testing works. The following questions will help you get to know […]

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difference between independent contractors and employees

January 14, 2019

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

The difference between independent contractors and employees is more than just a label. There are important legal and project considerations when determining how to categorize a worker. This classification is important for a number of reasons, from worker efficiency to avoiding misclassification penalties. Here’s what you need to know before adding either to your small […]

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Whats the definition of a highly compensated employee?

January 11, 2019

What’s the Definition of a Highly Compensated Employee?

There are several differences between highly compensated employees (HCEs) and non-highly compensated employees (NHCEs). It’s important for HR professionals to understand the definition of a highly compensated employee for tax reasons, benefits, and legal purposes. So, what exactly is an HCE? The definition states that it’s an employee who meets one of the following scenarios: […]

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Job offer letter samples and templates

January 10, 2019

Hiring? Use These Job Offer Letter Samples and Templates

A strong job offer letter is the first step in a successful recruitment process and creating a qualified workforce. It’s important for employers to map out a process for creating written offers and communication materials for prospective candidates and new hires. Failing to do so could result in losing top talent due to unorganized processes […]

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employee classification

January 9, 2019

Employee Classification: The Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt

Employee classification can be difficult, and there are several differences between exempt and non-exempt employees. Should you be tracking hours and paying overtime? Is a base salary all that I need to offer? If you don’t take the time to classify an employee correctly, you could face some hefty penalties. Learn how to assign the proper […]

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what is an erisa qualified plan?

January 9, 2019

What is an ERISA Qualified Plan?

ERISA is an acronym frequently thrown around in the world of HR, but what does it mean? ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The law sets the standards for pension and Welfare plans to protect employees and their beneficiaries. Many employees are unsure how an ERISA  applies to them, as there are many […]

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what is compensation management

January 8, 2019

What is Compensation Management?

One of the main benefits of a good compensation management system is pay equity, but there are ample other benefits, like aiding in budget creation, attracting recruits, reducing turnover, and more. It’s important for business owners and HR leaders to know how compensation management works, the benefits, and what to consider before investing in an […]

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