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Guide to tax and IRS forms

October 11, 2018

How to Navigate Different Types of Tax and IRS Forms

Tax time is enjoyed by very few. The process can be cumbersome and confusing, especially for new small business owners. There’s a lot to learn—everything from payroll taxes to specific tax forms—and it can seem overwhelming. With the right information, however, the filing process can be easier than you think. That’s why we’re breaking down […]

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Where is my IRS mailing address?

October 10, 2018

A State-by-State Guide for Each IRS Mailing Address

There’s plenty to think about when tax time rolls around. From figuring out the forms you need to fill out for each of your employees while tracking changes to tax laws, to making sure that you’ve reported all of your numbers correctly, the last thing you want to think about is the IRS mailing address to send […]

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When and how can one access cobra?

October 9, 2018

How do I access COBRA health coverage?

In addition to protecting certain individuals from high health care prices, COBRA ensures that spouses, family, and the retired are entitled to health care access when a family member experiences a major life event. Here’s what you should know about how to access COBRA health coverage as an employer. How does COBRA work? The Consolidated […]

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new yorks new sexual harassment law

October 8, 2018

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law

Standing out against sexual harassment and assault has long been a taboo topic– that’s all finally changing. Due to development in the political climate and the popularity of #metoo, The Women’s March, and a number of other social movements, companies are changing the way they manage sexual assault in the workplace. Evidence of that change […]

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open enrollment quick tips

October 4, 2018

Open Enrollment Quick Tips

For many, open enrollment starts in less than a month! Here are our best open enrollment quick tips in an at-a-glance FAQ sheet for employers. What Is Open Enrollment? Open enrollment is a period during which employees can freely enroll in or change their health insurance plan or other benefits programs. When Does Open Enrollment […]

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are you compliant with workplace disability regulations?

October 3, 2018

Demystifying Workplace Disability: 7 FAQs

Workplace disability is a wide-ranging topic that can be intimidating for small to medium-sized businesses. The disabled and workers who become disabled on or off the job have protection under two main laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is nationwide legislation as well as state Workers’ Compensation Acts. The ADA provides protection from discrimination […]

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October 2, 2018

How to Not be Intimidated by Open Enrollment

Open enrollment makes accessing healthcare coverage both easy and efficient for individuals today. However, many people are intimidated by the strict timing, the legal requirements, and the nuances of the process. Not only is the process confusing, but health insurance can be just as complicated, if not more so. However, while the OE period is bogged down […]

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trends and statistics in family leave

September 27, 2018

The Trends That Could Shape Family Leave in 2019

Microsoft caused a stir when it recently announced that it will start requiring business partners and suppliers to offer paid family leave. Companies that do business with the tech giant will be required to offer a minimum of 12 weeks of paid parental or family leave at 60% of salary up to a maximum of […]

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do part-time employees get benefits?

September 26, 2018

How Many Hours Can Part-Time Employees Work Without Benefits?

The life of a part-time employee lends itself to a certain type of freedom. Working part-time means fewer hours and more flexibility, but also a level of ambiguity under federal definitions. Each employer has a different idea of what constitutes part-time work, depending on a variety of factors within their specific organization. There is a […]

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fringe benefits and the IRS commuter rule

September 14, 2018

The IRS Commuter Rule You Need to Know

The IRS Commuter rule provides certain opportunities for employees to earn deductions from work-related driving. However, there are fairly strict rules regarding what can actually be deducted – and what can’t. What else qualifies for an official deduction under the IRS commuter rule, you ask? We’ll answer all those questions for you below! What is […]

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how to recognize ageism in the workplace

September 12, 2018

Ageism in the Workplace

Whether your workforce is comprised of seasoned employees in their 50s and 60s or those under 25, ageism can exist anywhere. Age discrimination is typically directed towards those in an extreme age group– that is, recent college graduates or older employees nearing the end of their careers. You know you are promoting or allowing ageism […]

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How to handle when an employee is called for jury duty

September 10, 2018

How Do I Handle Employee Jury Duty?

Jury duty is an important civic responsibility, but it can be extremely inconvenient for both employer and employee. After all, what if your employee is gone for an extended period of time– weeks, months, over a year? Are there certain policies and procedures to follow for employee jury duty? Here’s how to create a policy that addresses […]

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