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PEO Considerations

August 19, 2015

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Can I Give My Employees Bonuses Instead of Health Insurance?

Bud Bowlin has been advising business owners about health insurance and benefits for more than 35 years. For his 70th birthday, we gave him his own advice column. Got a burning benefits question for Bud? Send it to AskBud@zenefits.com. Hey Bud, I opened a cross-fit gym at the beginning of the year, and I’ve already got 12 […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Employee Benefits

August 18, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage: All Employee Benefits Are Now Created Equal

This summer, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage—its impact quickly carried from the court to the chapel to your company. The landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges overturns prior policy which had allowed some states to deny marriage licenses—and by default, employee spousal benefits—to same-sex couples. Now, same-sex couples across America are able to exercise their fundamental right to marry, […]

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PEO Considerations

August 12, 2015

How Does Providing Health Insurance Help My Small Business?

Bud Bowlin has been advising business owners about health insurance and benefits for more than 35 years. For his 70th birthday, we gave him his own advice column. Got a burning benefits question for Bud? Send it to AskBud@zenefits.com. Dear Bud, I own a salon that is a fixture of our community. My 12 workers are all […]

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August 12, 2015

Holacracy: The New Management Framework Shaking Up the Workplace

Flat management. Lattice structure. Self-organization. Holacracy. In recent years, there have been a lot of stories about the so-called “best” management frameworks for businesses. Usually these discussions center around a well-known startup that has implemented one on the premise it’ll drive innovation, increase employee happiness, and boost growth. But a recent article about online retailer […]

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Google, Alphabet and HR

August 11, 2015

What Growing Businesses Can Learn from Google’s Rebirth as Alphabet

Yesterday, Google announced that they’re restructuring from a single company with several products to a collection of companies called Alphabet. Under Alphabet, Google and its many other products and projects like Android, Fiber, and Wing will become separate entities that fall under Alphabet’s purview. Most small businesses and startups are a far cry from Google in […]

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August 6, 2015

Why the Netflix Parental Leave Policy is More Than a Smart HR Move

Netflix made the news on Tuesday when the company said it would provide unlimited paid parental leave for all of its 2,400+ employees. The announcement was made on the company’s blog, where they said they reached the decision after noticing that employees do better at work when they’re not worried about what’s happening at home. […]

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