Workest Weekly: Offering Abortion Travel Reimbursements, Top HR Tips for Small Businesses, Pay Stub Requirements By State

Welcome to Workest Weekly — a newsletter for small business owners, HR leaders, and their growing teams.


We hope you’ve been able to beat the heat this week! Providing abortion travel reimbursements to employees while protecting their privacy has been top of mind for many employers. Look into the steps to take to accomplish that. New to managing a work team? Check out the 6 essential things to do in your first 90 days on the job. Considering a career move? Learn more about the best careers in HR. Learning and development is helping many companies thrive during the Great Resignation — find out how, here. Plus, discover the top HR tips for small businesses and ensure you’re staying compliant with our guide to pay stub requirements by state.

Small Business and HR Compliance dates this week:

July 25, 2022

National Hire a Veteran Day. This day was set to raise awareness of civilian employment for Veterans after their military service.

July 28, 2022

National Intern Day. Celebrate your interns and all of the hard work that they do!

July 31, 2022

IRS Deadlines. All due today: Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return (Form 720); FUTA payments for Q2 (Form 940); Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941) for Q2.

PCORI Payment Due. This payment is for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the plan year that ended in 2020.

Top HR Tips for Small Businesses
Human Resources is critical in any business, small or large. Discover these essential HR resources and best practices for your small business.

Top HR Tips for Small Businesses

Small and medium-sized organizations face challenges running a smooth HR operation and staying compliant with limited time and resources. In smaller organizations, HR duties often fall on the owner, executive assistant, or office manager.

Many responsibilities fall within the realm of HR, including creating an employee benefits package, setting up payroll, obtaining necessary licenses and permits, documenting PTO and vacation policies, and more. Find out how a small business with limited capacity can accomplish all these important tasks.


How Learning and Development Is Getting Companies Through the Great Resignation
Find out how and why offering training and continuing education opportunities to your employees can boost retention and benefit your business.

How Learning and Development Is Getting Companies Through the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation has created a retention issue for companies big and small. The good news is, by providing career development opportunities, companies can connect skill-building to internal career paths and boost retention in the process.

In fact, LinkedIn found that “companies that excel at internal mobility retain employees for an average of 5.4 years.” That’s nearly twice as long as companies that struggle with learning and development. Here’s a crash course on what learning and development can do for your company during this trying time and the steps your business should take.


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The first 90 days for a new team leader are crucial. These first 3 months will make or break their managerial role and it’s up to the managers to do everything they can to make it a success. Take these steps to lay a great foundation for your new position.



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From HR assistant to VP of HR, learn the educational requirements and career path opportunities for pursuing a job in Human Resources.

What Are Some of the Best Careers in HR?

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HR Headaches: How Can I Offer Abortion Travel Reimbursement While Respecting My Employees' Privacy?

Travel reimbursements for abortion services could put employee privacy at risk. Here’s how you can balance abortion benefits and privacy in the workplace.

HR Headaches: How Can I Offer Abortion Travel Reimbursement While Respecting My Employees’ Privacy?

Many companies are choosing to invest in abortion travel reimbursements to help employees in states with strict abortion restrictions or bans gain access to reproductive healthcare. To successfully offer abortion travel benefits and related healthcare services, organizations will need to thoroughly review how their options for abortion coverage will potentially affect both their employee and the company itself.



Use this guide to ensure you’re in compliance with federal and state pay stub requirements — and following best practices when generating them.

Pay Stub Requirements By State

You pay your employees on time. But do you give them a pay stub as well? Providing pay stubs is not only good business practice but also legally required in most states. Also called a “wage statement,” a pay stub breaks down an employee’s gross-to-net wages for the covered pay period. It is basically a receipt (given to the employee) for the wages paid. Read this guide to learn why pay stubs are important, federal law’s position on pay stubs, and pay stub requirements by state.


POPS The People Podcast

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The POPS! Podcast by Zenefits helps small business leaders build people teams and succeed in the new world of work.

Who Is HR’s HR?

As the future of work continues to evolve, employers and HR leaders are seeing a steady increase in the importance of how we treat the people who make up our organizations. But unfortunately, HR employees themselves might get forgotten.

On this episode, Lora Patterson, Senior People Ops Advisor at Zenefits, joins to share where employees working in HR should turn to when they’re the ones facing an internal conflict.



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