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November 8, 2018

How to Transition an Employee from Full-Time to Part-Time

When an employee or employer’s needs change, often that means a change in schedule. But how does on transition an employee from full-time exempt employee to part-time employee? Here are our quick notes (and a video explanation from an HR professional!) Can I Decrease Salary? If you’re going to transition an employee from full-time status to […]

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2018 HSA contribution limit

November 7, 2018

Can business owners participate in an FSA, HSA, or HRA?

The answer largely depends on your business’ status. As a business owner, navigating the world of healthcare savings plans is sometimes complicated because some plans you can participate in, and some plans you can’t. So, can business owners participate in an FSA, HSA, or HRA? Our notes on each are below: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) A […]

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October 22, 2018

What are the 2018 HSA contribution limits?

HSAs are typically used to supplement medical costs and they can cover much more than just medications and doctor visits. There are many benefits to opening an HSA, but how much are we allowed to contribute to them? The 2018 HSA contribution limits maximum is $3,450 for an individual and $6,900 for a family. Savers aged 55 […]

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February 7, 2017

Is there a maximum amount of overtime my employees can work in a week?

As long as you compensate properly and grant the required breaks, there aren’t any federal limitations on how much overtime your employees can work. The Fair Labor Standards Act doesn’t place a limit on how much time an employee can work, so, in most states, the number of hours employees can work in a week […]

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February 7, 2017

What’s the difference between an FSA and a limited purpose FSA?

Although the name Flexible Spending Account (FSA), is causing confusion in its use and value. In short, you can enroll in a limited-purpose FSA when you already have an HSA, Health Savings Account. LPFSA accounts are typically reserved for paying dental and vision costs, leaving HSA funds for medical expenses. IRS Guidelines According to the […]

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February 7, 2017

What are the rules for giving employees their pay stubs?

Federal Law Overview The Fair Labor Standards Act](http://www.dol.gov/elaws/faq/esa/flsa/018.htm) (FLSA) regulates issues like [payroll](https://www.zenefits.com/payroll/) record keeping for employers and it doesn’t require employers to provide pay stubs to employees. Employers don’t have to provide a paper record, but the federal law does have strict requirements for [recordkeeping. State Law Overview In spite of the fact that […]

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February 7, 2017

Is there a legal minimum of hours per week in order to qualify as full-time in California?

Full Time in California According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, working 40 hours per week qualifies employees as full-time workers. However, you won’t want to confuse the 40 hour work week with the Affordable Care Act regulations, which identify full-time workers as those who work 30 hours per week. *Learn more about ACA […]

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February 7, 2017

Are prescription sunglasses an eligible FSA, HSA, or HRA expense?

Short Answer Yes, as long as the sunglasses have prescription lenses and were not bought over the counter. Relevant Federal Regulations When it comes to employee health benefits and their eligible dependents that are used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. To be sure, check with your plan administrator for special guidance on […]

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February 6, 2017

At what point does an hourly employee become eligible for benefits?

Requirements around employee benefits](https://www.zenefits.com/benefits/) are first based on the number of full-time employees a company has. If the company is an [Applicable Large Employer, an hourly employee becomes eligible for benefits if the number of hours they work meets or surpasses full-time work. The Affordable Care Act and the IRS define a full-time employee as […]

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February 6, 2017

How can my company rescind a job offer?

Navigating the complex world of small business compliance, including employee hiring best practices, can be difficult without the right tools and information. Here’s a quick overview of the liability associated with rescinding a job offer. If you withdraw an offer, then you could expose yourself to considerable liability; that liability depends primarily on whether or […]

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February 6, 2017

How soon after an employee’s start date do their benefits begin?

If you’re not using employee benefits software, then you know how difficult it can be to navigate the regulations around offering great medical, dental, vision, and commuter benefits. Certain required benefits](https://www.sba.gov/content/required-employee-benefits), like social security and workers’ compensation, go into effect on an employee’s first day of work. On the other hand, [optional benefits, like health […]

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February 6, 2017

If an employee gives two weeks notice, are they entitled to take their remaining PTO during that time?

Managers are entitled to deny vacation or employee time off from giving their notice and then immediately taking a two week paid vacation, leaving their former employer in a bind. However, PTO is earned along with an employee’s wage, and therefore employees are often entitled to cash out their remaining PTO hours, to be paid […]

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