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what's a limited expense fsa?

December 20, 2018

What is a Limited Expense FSA?

A flexible spending account is a fairly straightforward way to set aside money for healthcare expenses. However, things get a bit more complicated when you consider that there are different types of FSA accounts for different situations. Here’s what you should know about a limited expense FSA. What is a Limited Expense FSA? You might […]

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federal compliance is tricky: here are 5 FAQs

December 20, 2018

5 FAQs About Federal Compliance for Small Businesses

It’s a good thing American business owners “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” because wading through the muck of federal compliance and tax codes is a messy business indeed– those boots might come in handy. Research from several companies, small business groups—and even the government itself—confer federal tax complexity is one of the most bewildering […]

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best mental health apps for 2019

December 19, 2018

9 Mental Health Apps for You and Your Employees

The demand for mental health programs in the workplace is growing. There are many solutions and mental wellness programs available, but the most cost-efficient solutions may be on the app store. As part of a future wellness program, consider purchasing an office subscription to mental health apps to improve the emotional wellbeing of your employees. […]

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how to design your employee wellness program

December 19, 2018

What Not to do When Developing an Employee Wellness Program

When developing an employee wellness program, it’s hard to know where to begin. With so many competing ideas and resources, it can be challenging to narrow down the critical components. Essentially, there are a lot of ways to create a successful wellness program. However, there are a few standard pitfalls to avoid at all costs […]

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here are the 2019 hr compliance dates

December 18, 2018

7 Must-Know 2019 HR Compliance Dates

As 2018 comes to a close and businesses prepare for a new year, there are several deadlines for HR professionals to keep in mind. Mark your calendar for these 2019 HR compliance dates and start the new year with a bang. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but we’ve included some of the most important milestones. […]

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this is how to talk about money with your employees

December 18, 2018

How to Talk About Pay At Work

Pay is a deeply personal issue for everyone. Dissatisfaction with pay can make a huge impact on employee engagement and how likely they are to stay at your company. Employees can easily search for salary information online or ask friends working at your competitors about their pay and benefits.  With so much (mis)information swirling around, you’re […]

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why consumer confidence should be a top priority

December 18, 2018

Why Consumer Confidence Should Be a Priority for Your Small Business

You may have heard some chatter about consumer confidence. Not surprising, since it’s an important topic for small business owners, economists, and politicians. Why should you care about it? Read on to find out. What is consumer confidence? Consumer confidence is a statistical measurement that captures the consumer’s outlook on current and future economic conditions. […]

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December 18, 2018

Want to Fill More Open Jobs? Workers with Criminal Records Say ‘Ban the Box’

Lauren Johnson was pregnant in 2008, when she got into a car wreck and broke her foot. That meant waitressing was out. She had been working at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, to make ends meet, but she couldn’t run food from the kitchen in a cast. Instead, Johnson enrolled in a dental assistant training […]

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are expense reimbursements taxable?

December 17, 2018

Are Expense Reimbursements Taxable?

Typically, when your company sends you on the road, there are certain amenities they will help you pay for. But are these expense reimbursements taxable? As with many HR questions, the answer is yes and no. In most cases, expense reimbursements are not taxable. However, there are exceptions. The best way to comply with the […]

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legislative changes lead to new marijuana laws in these states

December 17, 2018

What Do the New Marijuana Laws Mean for Small Businesses in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri?

State by state, the use of cannabis for medical and recreational use is popping up on ballots, and one by one, marijuana laws are changing. Although still illegal at the Federal level, marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes is now legal in about half of US states. This past November, voters added three more […]

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Here are some new ideas for employe retention strategies

December 14, 2018

Is it Time to Try out Some New Employee Retention Strategies?

As any savvy business owner knows, it costs your business less to retain its employees than it does to hire new ones. From job postings to interviews and training, the costs associated with employee turnover adds up. Whether you’re just getting off the ground and funds are tight or you’re simply looking to be smart […]

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Here are the top hr trends and challenges we predict for 2019

December 13, 2018

Top HR Trends (and Challenges) of 2019

It’s the end of another year. For many people, this is a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead at what might be coming soon. In the HR world, we’re no different. Let’s take a look at some HR trends for 2019 that we’re likely to see in US workplaces. […]

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