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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Are There ACA Requirements for Businesses With Less Than 50 Employees?

SMBs that employ less than 50 FTE workers are not required under the ACA to provide healthcare coverage. But calculating the number for FTE staff can get complicated.

What Does California’s Prop 22 Mean for the AB5 Law?

Prop 22 received majority support from California voters, allowing some businesses to continue categorizing rideshare drivers and delivery service providers as part of the “gig” economy.

How Do I Offer Health Insurance to My Employees?

Providing healthcare attracts new workers and is a retention tool for your current staff. Here’s how to best provide health insurance as an employer.

10 Reasons to Hire Veterans

Veterans have skills and training that help businesses succeed. Here’s how to leverage their talent for your organization.

Listening to Employees: It’s More Important Than You Think

Employees want to be heard, and hearing what they have to say can help your company progress and innovate.

2021 Tax Breaks and Benefits for Small Businesses

The year 2020 has been challenging for businesses of every size due to the pandemic, so be sure to see if you’re eligible for these tax breaks or benefits

Help Employees Meet Their Financial Goals and Responsibilities (Free Template)

Supporting your employees’ financial well-being can improve their lives and also help your bottom line.

Types of Leave Available for Military Workers and Their Families

Learn about the laws that provide leave protection for active duty service members, veterans, and their family members.

10 Reasons Why You Need an EIN Number, And How to Apply

Identity protection, professionalism, and business growth are some of the benefits of having an EIN number

How to Get a FEIN Number for Your Business

Learn why having an FEIN is important for businesses of any size.