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November 14, 2016

Navigating Nashville’s Health Care Marketplace

Deciding which health insurance plan is right for your small business can be complicated and time consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Zenefits teamed up with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Mayor’s Office to present a webinar on November 10th to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the process. […]


November 9, 2016

FSA Contribution Cap to Increase to $2600 in 2017

Employees can contribute up to $2600 in pre-tax money into their health care flexible spending account (FSA) next year – an increase of $50 from 2016. This news, released in the Revenue Procedure 2016-55 by the IRS on October 25th, is welcomed for employees who have their fair share of health expenses. FSAs help cover […]


November 8, 2016

How to Classify, Apply, and Comply with FLSA

As an employer, there are many critical laws that you must follow to have a thriving business. One of the most ill-understood among them is the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, which governs overtime, minimum wage, and child labor law. The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law that sets federal minimum wage […]

compliance - Licensing+ app

October 14, 2016

Updates on Licensing

We’re excited to announce three developments in Zenefits’ ongoing efforts to move forward and lead the industry in licensing compliance. In a keynote address at Dreamforce this week, our CEO David Sacks showcased our new Salesforce app – called Licensing+ – which features best-in-class internal controls for insurance licensure. We previously wrote about these controls […]

compliance - Licensing+ app

September 13, 2016

Zenefits is Now a Leader in Licensing Compliance

We’re pleased to announce that Zenefits will showcase its licensing compliance app for the first time in a keynote address at Dreamforce on October 6. As we announced in February, Zenefits created and implemented  a licensing controls app to manage our own licensing issues. In June, we announced our intention to open-source this technology for […]

PEO Considerations

August 26, 2016

Overtime Legislation: The Final Rule Key Provisions and Impact for Employers

Dear Bud, I read recently about a new overtime rule that President Obama is requiring of employers. Can you tell me what I need to know about administering and how it will affect my business? I’m sure other employers are as in the dark as I am. Will these new regulations ever stop? Overwhelmed (by) […]


July 8, 2016

11 Compliance Resources to Help Keep Your Business Afloat

For approximately 80% of small businesses, the owner is primarily responsible for regulatory issues. But in a recent survey, 60% had some level of difficulty understanding and managing through regulations and laws that affect their business. These stats shouldn’t surprise. Running a business today is not without its challenges. But, here’s the thing: non-compliance can […]


June 17, 2016

New Study Details Impact of Compliance Challenges on Small Business Growth

Whenever small businesses are asked about their biggest challenges, taxes, accessing capital, and hiring are always at the top of the list. Regulation, too, is typically cited as a big concern, and a new study last week shed additional light on the regulatory headache that continues to cause small businesses and entrepreneurs pain. The study […]


June 1, 2016

ACA Waivers Are Ending. Will Your Business Be Affected?

When you get into the office on Monday morning and go over your priorities for the week, “spend time thinking about health insurance policies” is hardly ever at the top of the list. Let’s be honest, it probably isn’t on the list at all – and for the past several years, you’ve mostly been able […]


May 19, 2016

New Overtime Rules – What You Need to Know

On Wednesday, the US Department of Labor changed the rules determining who is eligible for overtime, a change that will affect virtually every business in the country. Under current law, if a salaried employee performing certain “white collar” job functions earns more than $23,660 a year and works more than 40 hours a week, they […]

affordable care act anniversary

March 23, 2016

6 Ways the Affordable Care Act Benefits Small Businesses

It’s no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has meant a lot of changes for small businesses. There are the increased regulatory obligations of the employer mandate, as well as far-reaching improvements to the healthcare system. On the 6th anniversary of the ACA, we celebrate this landmark law and its role in transforming our […]


February 26, 2016

[Quiz] How well do you know overtime and minimum wage law?

How well do you know the Fair Labor Standards Act? Created in 1938, complying with the FLSA is complex, with highly-specific exemptions aplenty. Take our FLSA challenge to see if you can properly determine which jobs receive overtime and minimum wage, and those that shouldn’t.