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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Coronavirus Small Business Loans: How to Apply and Qualify

Details on how to apply and qualify for the SBA coronavirus relief loan

NLRB Issues Final Rule on Joint-Employer Relationships

The NLRB's new definition of joint-employer liability requires a company exercise “substantial" direct and immediate control over a worker's job

Important 2020 Federal Tax Deadlines for Small Businesses

We’re familiar with the April 15 deadline for income taxes, but there are other taxes due on a regular basis as well. 

9 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Before you sit down and get to work on your taxes, check out our list of tax tips

6 Tax Breaks and Benefits for Small Businesses in 2020

If you’re a small business owner, there are ways to find new savings and deductions for the rest of 2020.

How Do You Know if Employees are Exempt or Nonexempt? New 2020 Guidelines [Infographic]

Categorizing employees as exempt or nonexempt can be difficult, and if done incorrectly can lead to fines and penalties. Read our guide to know how to classify employees properly.

How to Plan Your Next Business Quarter

A strategic business plan for the short-term — like the upcoming quarter — with achievable goals can serve as an important road map for you and your team to follow.

Use This Benefits Compliance Calendar to Keep You Organized

Organizations that offer group health coverage for their workers are subject to compliance requirements throughout the year. Use a compliance calendar to stay on top of important deadlines.

Gross Salary vs. Net Pay: How to Help Employees Maximize Their Take-home Pay

Do your employees understand what’s being deducted from their paychecks, and are they maximizing their take-home pay?

New Form I-9 Requirements for Employers Goes Into Effect May 1, 2020

Form I-9 verifies an employee’s identity and their authorization to legally work in the U.S. Find out what new requirements are coming