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.

154 articles

What Does per Diem Mean?

You've probably run across the term "per diem" at least once in your career, but what does it cover and how do you get reimbursed?

Gas Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2020

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for reimbursement for employees who use their personal vehicles for work declined.

What is EDI? And Why Should HR Professionals Care?

Learn how EDI helps HR professionals save time and money

10 Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask Employees Who Are Leaving (And Why!)

While it’s important to rehire to help maintain production levels and morale, it’s just as important to understand why the employee is leaving the company

The Big List of 401k FAQs for 2020

Whether retirement is just around the corner or a couple of decades away, it’s never a bad time to plan for your retirement

What’s New on the Federal W-4 Form for 2020?

New decade, new W-4. The IRS has redesigned Form W-4, and here's what you need to know.

What Are Small Business Health Insurance Requirements?

In this article, we break down the law and your responsibilities to offer healthcare as a business owner.

Unpacking Health Insurance Basics for Small Businesses

We're unpacking the ABCs of health insurance coverage to better help you understand what you’re buying, what it’s costing, and what some of the industry lingo means in plain language

5 New Year Resolutions for Your Small Businesses

Start 2020 on the right note by following these 5 tips

Failed Disciplinary Action: What to Do When Your Employee Doesn’t Improve?

You’ve given your employees chances to correct their behavior or performance, but they haven’t improved. What do you do next?