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workplace wellness programs

September 8, 2017

Workplace Wellness Programs in 2017: Worth it?

At Zenefits, we believe that managing health insurance for employees should be simple. But when it comes to the more ambiguous aspects of employee benefits, such as workplace wellness, employers typically need a less-automated answer. What is Workplace Wellness? “A program intended to improve and promote health and fitness that’s usually offered through the work place, although insurance […]

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State Income Taxes: Calculating Payroll - Money Matters

September 7, 2017

Alleviating Year End Payroll Stress with the Special Accounting Rule

Use the Special Accounting Rule to relieve future Year End Stress As we find ourselves rounding the curve into the latter half of 2017, it’s the ideal time to start forecasting for the many to-dos that come with the quickly approaching year’s end. While the final calendar months are laden with fun, it also comes […]

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FLSA Overtime

September 6, 2017

FLSA Overtime Final Rule Struck Down

On August 31, 2017, a Texas federal judge struck down the FLSA Overtime Final Rule, which aimed to increase the minimum salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime pay exemption. The ruling stated that “nothing in [FLSA] section 213” permits salary thresholds, rather than employee duties, to be the determinant of overtime pay. The judge, […]

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September 5, 2017

How to Turn Your Employees into Super Savers

Ah, young people. If you’ve ever skimmed buzzy articles throughout the day, you’ve likely seen headlines like Here’s What Millennials Are Prioritizing Instead of Retirement or Why Millennials Aren’t Saving Enough Money to Retire. Juicy stuff, right? These articles suggest that young folks only want to experience the here and the now, and imply that […]

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EEO-1 Form

August 31, 2017

OMB Issues Stay on Revised EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Following a decision by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), employers may now use the previously approved EEO-1 form to meet their 2017 EEO-1 reporting obligation, before March 31, 2018. Employers must select the data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report from a payroll period in October, November, or December, the fourth quarter of […]

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call-back phone model

August 29, 2017

Supporting Our Customers With an Efficient Call-Back Model

This post was authored by Zenefits’ Implementation Manager, Johnny Westbrook, and Senior Product Manager, Alex Martsenyuk. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was credited with his patent for the telephone. He never could have known that this invention would later revolutionize telecommunications across the globe. Now, in 2017, with hit singles like Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” and […]

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