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 Legalities of Wage Garnishments

Wage garnishments are court orders that require a business to deduct, or garnish, an employee's wages in order to pay a debt.

How to Build a Company Around Pay Transparency

There are pros and cons to adopting a pay transparency policy. Here's what you should know about compensation management before trying radical transparency.

Measuring HR: Bringing People Analytics to Human Resources

What's one of the biggest HR trends to expect in 2019? Using people analytics to start measuring HR decisions, from recruitment to compensation and more.

Your Employee Missed Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Now What?

When open enrollment ends, we know you'll receive an influx of employee questions about their options to sign up for healthcare. Here's what to tell them.

How Do Small Business Owners Get Paid?

Small business owners have a lot to think about-- usually their first thought is not how they will be paid. But this is an important step.

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.