Adoptive families have the same parental needs as other employees. Here, we explain at least 5 ways adoption assistance helps employers retain talent and raise profits.
Businesses and their employees are feeling the effects of inflation. Is yours one of the many organizations considering travel stipends to attract and retain top talent to combat this?
It depends on the size of your company, and specifics of the internship. Below is a guide to determining which benefits, if any, you need to provide your interns: ACA The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide healthcare benefits for covered employees, which are defined as employees working […]
When firing an employee, you need to make sure that you have documented any performance issues, checked all state and federal laws to ensure that the termination complies with applicable laws and does not violate any law or regulation, and followed all proper procedures like issuing final wages and other payments, where required. If you […]
If I only pay independent contractors, should I to apply for a state identification number and contribute to my state’s workers’ compensation insurance fund?
Because rules on identification numbers and workers’ compensation vary from state to state, you’ll need to check with your specific local laws to determine your answer. 1099 Defined 1099 refers to a series of IRS documents known as information forms. While there are a number of different 1099s, Form 1099-MISC, pertains to [independent contractors, and […]
Seasonal businesses may require health insurance and business insurance. Having a business compliance strategy is no longer an option; it’s a necessity.
Does an employer need to be checking I-9 documents beyond an employee’s first day of employment for any upcoming expiration date listed on the ID’s provided?
US citizens and noncitizen nationals generally don’t need reverification. For other employees, you need to re-verify their documents if they expire. Reverification According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you don’t need to reverify an expired US passport an Alien Registration Receipt Card/Permanent Resident Card or a document from List B that […]
While you aren’t required to notify employees in advance when changing your paid time off (PTO) policy, it’s best to do so. Check Your State Laws Though federal law doesn’t require PTO, certain state laws do weigh in on the matter. So, first check with your state to make sure the change complies with any […]
Yes, depending on which state your business is in, you may need to obtain a work permit or proof-of-age certificate. There’s no federal law mandating any special forms for legally employable minors to work. In many states a student who’s a minor will need to provide a work permit, which is either obtained from their […]
Employee training gives employees new skills for their own career development, while also serving the organization’s overall needs. Here are a few tips for designing a training program that benefits both your company’s and employees’ goals: Set Clear Criteria It’s important to set clear guidelines for what defines success, both for the individual employee as […]
While new federal paid sick leave mandates might not impact your small business, it's a good time to take stock of your own PTO program. Here's how.
For plan years starting in 2020, the affordability percentage is 9.78%
The CARES and CAA Acts defined new qualifying events that allow employees to amend their benefits selection and carry over unused 2020 funds into 2021 and 2022.
We've listed the top paid holidays private sector employees give their employees, plus how common it is to offer additional days off
Health insurance can be costly and complex. Here’s what you need to know about health insurance as a small business owner
Open enrollment begins on November 1, 2020 in most states. Have you started preparing?