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May 29, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Pre-tax Benefits

Offering pre-tax benefits can be an effective tool for recruiting and adding talent to your company. There are some things to consider, however, when considering pre-tax or post-tax packages, so here’s the skinny: What are pre-tax benefits? In a nutshell, pre-tax benefits mean that the value of the benefit is deducted from the employee’s paycheck […]


May 21, 2019

The Small Business 401(k) Tax Advantage

If you’re a small business owner, chances are, you recently completed your tax filing. So, how to save money on taxes next year is probably top of mind. Here’s something you may not know: offering your employees an employer-sponsored 401(k), if you haven’t already offered one, could save you a big chunk of change at […]

remote employees

May 10, 2019

3 Ways Remote Employees Benefit Your Company

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, around 24% of employees in the U.S. have had a remote position at least once. The numbers are higher in the professional services industry (35%) and the business and finance sector (38%). These numbers don’t even include the 53 million freelancers working in the U.S. alone. It’s clear […]


May 2, 2019

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

paid parental and sick leave

May 1, 2019

Washington DC Payroll Taxes for Paid Parental and Sick Leave Kicks in July 1

Private employers in the District of Columbia will soon begin paying an additional payroll tax to pay for the District’s “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.” The act allows workers to start claiming benefits in July 2020. The District will begin collecting on July 1, 2019 the quarterly payroll tax that will fund the […]

paid voting leave

April 26, 2019

New York Employers Now Must Offer 3 Hours of Paid Voting Leave

Election Day 2020 is just around the corner and that means brushing up on election labor laws. While federal law doesn’t require employers to give their workers time off to vote, many states do. Before next November, review your state and local laws now to get policies in place that ensure you’re compliant with any […]

paid sick leave

April 24, 2019

Affluent Village Outside Chicago Drops Minimum Wage Increase, Adds Paid Sick Leave

The trend for states and localities to offer paid sick leave continues with Glenview, Illinois soon to join the ranks of those offering the popular form of leave. Beginning July 1 2019, the village, which is an affluent village located a few miles outside Chicago, will implement the paid sick leave guidelines of surrounding Cook […]

what to know about a flexible vacation policy

April 22, 2019

How to Create a Flexible Vacation Policy

One of the biggest keys to employee satisfaction within a business lies with the company vacation policy. The policy your company chooses has the power to improve employee attraction, productivity, and company culture. In recent years, flexible vacation policies have emerged as a common trend among companies of all sizes. Here’s why. What Is Flexible […]

seasonal employees

April 17, 2019

How Many Hours Can Seasonal Employees Work Before Needing Insurance?

If your company hires college students or other seasonal workers for the summer, you might be wondering whether or not the law requires you to provide health insurance to them. If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should already know that you have medical benefits obligations to […]

New Jersey Law covers pretax transit benefits

April 11, 2019

New Jersey Now Requires Employers to Offer Pretax Transit Benefits

New Jersey has become the first state to mandate employers provide pretax transit benefits to staff. With the signature of Senate Bill 1567, New Jersey Major Phillip Murphy said the Bill was aimed to help workers offset some of the costs and taxes of commuting, particularly in light of a recent 36% increase in the […]

how to boost participation in your workplace wellness program

March 20, 2019

How to Boost Participation in Your Workplace Wellness Program

A workplace wellness program is a great benefit to staff members and a powerful recruitment tool for businesses to attract top talent. Making employee wellness a priority not only benefits workers, but it also helps businesses reduce healthcare costs, boost engagement, and reduce and absenteeism. But even the best program is worthless if no one […]

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March 15, 2019

Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

One evergreen HR theme is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiting vacation time– we’re talking about offering more! […]