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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

what is a tip credit?

February 11, 2019

How Tip Credits Work (And Why it Matters So Much)

Restaurant servers, hairdressers, taxi drivers– more than 3 million Americans work a tipped job. And because part of their pay comes from tips, the federal government allows the employers of tipped workers to pay them less than the standard minimum wage. The federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour, compared to $7.25 […]

age discrimination in the workplace

February 6, 2019

How to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination in the workplace is common– particularly in younger startups and tech-heavy environments. While many business owners and HR leaders know this and don’t discriminate intentionally, there are subtle cues that might suggest ageism still exists. In this article, we’ll discuss how to identify age discrimination in the workplace. You’ll learn about The Age […]

extended deadline for eeo-1 reporting

February 1, 2019

Government Shutdown Leads to Extended Deadline for EEO-1 Reporting

The deadline to submit EEO-1 data has been extended to May 31, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today. “Because the partial lapse in appropriations postponed opening the survey until early March, we are accordingly extending the deadline to file until May 31, 2019,” says EEOC spokeswoman, Kimberly Smith-Brown. “We urge employers filing […]

what to do when you receive a wage garnishment

January 31, 2019

You’ve Received a Wage Garnishment Notice–Now What?

So, you’ve just received a wage garnishment notice. Now what? For business owners and HR leaders, a wage garnishment can cause confusion regarding procedures and paperwork. We’ve answered the most important questions HR professionals need to know to navigate the wage garnishment process successfully. Can you stop a garnishment once it starts? Once you’ve received […]

the new delaware sexual harassment law

January 30, 2019

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. It officially took effect on Jan. 1, 2019. HB 360 adds new provisions to the […]

2019 tax cuts and breaks for small businesses

January 28, 2019

5 Tax Breaks & Benefits for Small Business in 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the corporate tax rate for business starting in 2019. The new flat rate for C-corporations is now 21% representing large savings. For smaller businesses that aren’t C-corporations, there are still differences in the new tax code that can save you money. Here are five 2019 tax breaks and […]

download your 2019 hr calendar for compliance dates

January 24, 2019

Your 2019 HR Calendar: Tax Deadlines, National Holidays, and More

There are many dates small and midsize business owners need to keep in mind throughout the year to properly report their business operations to the federal government. But the litany of tasks can be inundating if not confusing. In case you find yourself asking: When are quarterly filings due to the IRS? When do I […]