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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What You Need to Know Before Sending A Termination Letter

Terminating an employee is never easy. Find out what to include in an employee termination letter and how to conduct a professional separation meeting.

When Creating the Perfect Compensation Plan Salary is Just the Beginning

To attract and retain talent, it’s crucial to create a structured and competitive compensation plan, or update an existing one.

What is the ERISA Law?

ERISA was established in 1974, putting a stop to many harmful practices and ensuring any contributions made by an employer are secure. ERISA is one of the most important protections most employees don’t even know they have. Here's how it's affecting you.

A Reference Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes for Small Businesses

For business, payroll taxes are a constant, regardless of how revenue ebbs and flows. For everyone receiving a paycheck, you need to properly calculate and pay employee/employer deductions in a timely manner to stay ahead of the IRS. Here are our pro tips.

Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

In a time when businesses are facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees want to work for a company they can trust. So, to attract the right people, radical transparency right for your company? Here are some things to consider.