Riia O'Donnell

Riia O’Donnell is a Human Resource professional with over 15 years of hands-on experience in every discipline of the field. A subject matter expert, she has written for the online HR market for over 8 years. Her first job, at age 15, was working the early morning shift at a local bakery on weekends.

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The Skinny on Owner’s Draw for Small Business

What’s an “owner’s draw” and how does it work to benefit the business and the owner? t's a paycheck for the owner, but it's a bit more complex than that.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Unused Sick Leave

Sick leave is one of the most common forms of employee leave offered to workers. Allowing workers to recover from an illness or injury before they return to work not only benefits the employee, it benefits the company. Paid sick time is not a requirement at the federal level: there are no nationwide laws requiring […]

Demystifying Workplace Disability: 7 FAQs

Is your business compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state Workers’ Compensation Acts? Here's the 411 on workplace disability.

Taking Employee Leave from Work? Here’s What You Need to Know

There are many types of employee leave, whether required by law or not. But all are seen as an important attraction and retention tool for employers.

What is FSA Dependent Care?

With open enrollment nearing, FSAs will be a focus for workers. If you have dependents to care for, heres what you need to know about FSA dependent care.

Where Do Your Payroll Taxes Go?

Have you ever wondered how the payroll taxes you deduct and match from employee’s salaries are allocated? Where does the money go and why?

Is the Compressed Work Week the Future of Work?  

The 40-hour work week became the norm for American workers in the 1920s. But that’s all changing with the rise of the compressed work week.

Why Don’t More Businesses Offer Floating Holidays?

Floating holidays can be an inexpensive way to boost morale and engagement, and can even be helpful in attracting talent to your organization.

What Are Fringe Benefits? A Small Business Explainer Guide

Offering employees fringe benefits plays a key role in attracting and maintaining top talent. Discover what perks you can offer your team.

The Most Important Dates for Open Enrollment 2018

Open enrollment 2018 is quickly approaching! Review upcoming dates you need to remember to be fully prepared for your 2019 healthcare coverage.