Your Articles for Friday, June 21, 2019

6 Tips for Safe Summer Travel

As the summer months approach and vacations are being planned it is important to remember to be safe when traveling. Click through for 6 summer travel tips to keep you safe this season.

4 Big Reasons to Skip The Company Holiday Party

You're probably already aware that serving alcohol at a company party puts you at risk that an employee will drive drunk. Click through for a glimpse of four lesser-known ways your company holiday party could cost you.

4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Violence

Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year. Though no business is immune from this crisis, you can reduce the chances of it reaching your work site. Click through for four prevention strategies.

How to Figure Retroactive Pay

When employees are due retroactive pay, it's often because there was a delay in their wage or salary increase. It's important to get them up to speed correctly. Click through for insight into figuring retroactive pay for both hourly and salaried employees.

Include These Notices in Your Open Enrollment Kit

As a group health plan sponsor, you're required to provide participants with certain benefit notices upon their initial enrollment or on an annual basis. Click through for a roundup of notices that you might need to include.

How Long Does COBRA Coverage Last?

If you provide group health insurance and have at least 20 employees, you must offer COBRA benefits. The duration depends on several factors. Click through to discover the different maximum coverage periods.

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Your Articles for Friday, May 24, 2019

Breaking Down Employee Breaks

Breaks at work come in many forms, and they're covered by many rules, both federal and state. Employers have to be fair and consistent. Click through for insight into the laws surrounding the various types of breaks.

Which Benefits Are Legally Required?

Designing a benefits package isn't just about deciding which voluntary perks you'll offer. It's also about knowing which benefits are mandated by law. Click through for a list of benefits that you may need to provide, simply because the government says to.

Handling HR and Payroll for Remote Employees

Since 2005, the number of employees who work remotely has escalated 115 percent, according to a 2017 report by FlexJobs. Click through to see how this rapidly growing trend affects employers from an HR and payroll perspective.

Proper Reporting for QSEHRA Benefits

If you offer a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA), you must adhere to special reporting rules under IRS guidelines. Click through to see how this benefit should be handled for your employees.

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Articles for Friday, April 12, 2019

How to Run -- and Record -- a Teleconference

There are unique challenges -- practical, technical and legal -- to setting up and recording a conference call. Click through to learn how to avoid the pitfalls and create a teleconference that works for everyone.

Top Reasons Your Employees Are Quitting

Few things are more disconcerting to an employer than when good employees leave. But in order to fix the problem, you have to know why it's happening. Click through for a few of the most common reasons why employees jump ship.

What Information Is Included on a Pay Stub?

Even if you're not required to give your employees a pay stub, it's widely recommended that you do so to help with record-keeping and keep employees in the picture. Click through to see which items should go on this document.

FSAs and HSAs: Know the Differences

FSAs and HSAs are fundamentally cut from the same cloth. However, there are some key differences, and it's important that you and your employees know how each one works. Click through for a comparison of these two health plans.

DOL Compliance Tools You Don't Want to Miss

For many employers, there's a huge gulf between the number of regulations they must abide by and the resources available for achieving compliance. Click through for a list of programs that can help you strengthen your compliance efforts.

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Your Articles for Friday, May 10, 2019

Federal Judge Issues EEOC Data Ruling

On April 25, a federal judge gave employers above a certain size until Sept. 30 to submit sex, racial and ethnic pay data to the EEOC. Click through for the details, and to see if and how your company is affected.

D.C. Launches Paid Family Leave This Summer

The District of Columbia and five states have established paid family leave systems. How do these systems work, and how are they funded? Click through for a quick overview of what may eventually become a national plan.

4 Ways to Boost Your 401(k) Participation Rate

Americans typically rely on employers for savings plans, but companies find that there are still issues with participation. Click through for insight into getting more employees to participate in your 401(k) plan.

Paying Extra: Guidance on the Overtime Exemption

Did you know that you can pay your salaried-exempt employees extra without jeopardizing their exempt status? It's true. But for those paid on an hourly, daily or shift basis, you'll need to exercise caution. Click through for the DOL's opinion on this topic.

How to Handle an Employee With a Substance Abuse Problem

You've heard the horror stories of substance abuse. Now, reality may be knocking at your work site, as one of your employees is exhibiting classic symptoms. Click through to see what you should do.

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Articles for Friday, March 08, 2019

Personalizing Employee Benefits: A Strategy for Retaining Employees

One of the most formidable challenges facing HR professionals today is devising a retention strategy that addresses employees' individual needs. Click through to learn how personalized employee benefits can aid in this effort.

DOL Clarifies Travel Time Pay

Despite the FLSA being very clear that employers must pay employees for their "work," it's not as transparent about the payment of travel time for nonexempt hourly employees. Click through to see the DOL's stance on this issue.

Can Employers Require Employees to Show Their Social Security Card?

Each time you hire someone, you're supposed to verify that person's eligibility to work in the United States. The Social Security card can be key. But, can you require that they show it? Click through for the full story.

What Does the ADA Call a Disability?

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act defined the term "disability" for HR purposes. Less well-known, but just as important, is a 2008 amendment that broadened that definition. Click through to make sure you know all the details.

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