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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Understanding 2020 US Federal Minimum Wage Laws

Federal minimum wage is set at $7.25, but many states, counties, and cities have their own mandates

Are There Options for Employees Who Miss Open Enrollment?

If you have employees who have missed the open enrollment deadline, you may want to find ways to help. We have advice on what to do and what not to do if your employee missed open enrollment.

How to Handle Concerns About Coronavirus (And All Viruses) In the Workplace

The coronavirus provides employers with the opportunity to discuss wellness in the workplace and make changes to help keep employees healthier

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.