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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Doing More With Reduced Hours and Capacity

Learn how to get creative in running your business amidst slowdowns and restrictions.

6 Top Financial Benefits and Perks You Can Provide to Employees

Here’s how to choose benefits offerings at a price point that works for you and your staffers.

Post-Pandemic Readiness Checklist for Your Workplace

Here’s how to prepare and plan for returning to a normal workplace and workday after COVID-19.

2021 Tax Filing Deadlines for Businesses

Different types of taxes are due to federal and local authorities on different days. Avoid penalties with this overview of filing deadlines for 2021.

Can Your Workplace Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees?

Learn about the 2 exemptions that exempt workers from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Top 4 Employee Benefit Categories That Matter Most to Employees

Benefits can be basic or surprising, but they’re important factors in the decision to take a job or stay with an organization.

NLRB Joint Employer Rule Overturned by NY Appeals Court

The National Labor Relations Board issued guidelines to define the joint-employer relationship, though the rule was struck down in federal court.

Minimum Wage Updates for 2021

Minimum wage initiatives passed in many states during the 2020 election cycle. Find out what states, counties, and cities are increasing their minimum wages in 2021.

How Much Employer Health Insurance Should I Offer My Employees?

Many SMBs find that offering healthcare coverage is an investment in their staffers and their business’ future. As an employer, you may be wondering how much coverage to provide.

What Are the 4 Major Types of Employee Benefits?

Your benefits package is key to hiring and keeping top employees. Here are 4 benefits you don’t want to miss.