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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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.

20 Low to No Cost Fringe Benefits that Engage and Retain

When it comes to attracting top talent, offering a variety of fringe benefits will set you apart. Discover 21 no-cost ideas to start for your team today!

What is a Lookback Period?

Taxes. For many small businesses, keeping up with the laws and regulations surrounding taxes – especially employer payroll taxes – is an ongoing challenge. Navigating applicable tax codes can be nearly a full-time job. As you strive to stay current with evolving legislation and payments that need to be made, there’s yet another aspect of tax […]

How to Get Reimbursing Employee Expenses Right

Employee expense reimbursements can have significant tax implications for the company and employee, so building a comprehensive plan is important.