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father and son with fsa dependent care

September 18, 2018

What is FSA Dependent Care?

With open enrollment nearing for many employees and employers, FSAs will be on the minds of workers. And when it comes to employees with kids or elderly parents to care for, information about FSA dependent care expenses is crucial. This article provides a deep dive into FSA dependent care and what’s involved. What’s an FSA […]

sunscreen is an FSA eligible expense

September 17, 2018

49 Surprisingly Eligible FSA Expenses

If your employer offers a flexible spending account (FSA) as a fringe benefit, you probably already know that it is an easy way to save a little money on healthcare. An FSA is a special account in which employees can deposit pre-tax dollars. You can then use that money to pay for certain out-of-pocket healthcare […]

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 […]

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 […]

how to create a performance management system

September 11, 2018

How to Construct the Perfect Performance Management System

You’ve started your own company after decades of dreaming about it. You’ve assembled a dream team and have begun raking in sales numbers like you’ve never dreamed of. Everything seems to be going along just fine until one of your employees starts to slack. His numbers drop and you must decide to either correct the […]

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 […]

the new tax plan affects commuter benefits

September 10, 2018

The New Tax Plan Changed the Math for Commuter Benefits. Will Employers Keep Them?

Kyle Asman was excited to offer commuter benefits to his small team when he launched his new company in January. And it was little surprise that 10 out of the 15 employees at Bx3 Capital, a financial advisory firm, took advantage of the perk. The company is in New York City, after all, a land of […]

payroll piggy bank

September 7, 2018

The Payroll Setup Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Between browsing different platforms, managing your employee data, and conducting the appropriate research, the process of switching payroll services or starting a new one has a lot of moving parts. What do I need to know to stay compliant? What information is absolutely necessary for me to provide? Is this what’s best for my employees? We’re […]

what fringe benefits are taxable?

September 7, 2018

Are Fringe Benefits Taxable?

From paid vacations to company laptops, fringe benefits exist to reward employees for their hard work on the job and make your organization more attractive to job candidates. But as an employer, it’s important to understand how to provide these benefits legally. Here’s what you should know about providing and taxing fringe benefits in your […]

what is a peo?

September 6, 2018

What is a PEO?

PEOs take the headache out of those HR related tasks like payroll and taxes. Companies, especially small to medium-sized, may benefit from outsourcing these areas and focusing instead on other aspects of running a business. In turn, however, employers and employees may suffer the consequences. What does PEO stand for? PEO stands for Professional employer […]

do millennials expect 401k programs?

September 6, 2018

Do millennials Expect 401k Programs?

An astonishing two-thirds of millennials have no retirement savings, according to a recent study by the National Institute on Retirement Security. What’s more, even though 66 percent of millennials work for employers who offer 401k programs, only 34.3 percent participate in the plan. Of those who are contributing to a plan, most millennial employees aren’t saving enough. […]

nonprofits can offer employee benefits too!

September 5, 2018

Why Nonprofit Doesn’t Have to Mean No Employee Benefits

Nonprofit managers have a long list of jobs to do. You have clients to serve, administrative tasks to perform, and funds to raise. For all these tasks, you need talented workers who can devote time and attention to your agency. Perhaps you’ve heard that nonprofits can operate solely on the efforts of good-willed volunteers with […]