Articles for Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

It’s that time of year again and so here is what research I found out about hurricane shutters. I had a few companies come out and give me estimates for my home and business security.

A Tax Essential: the Percentage-Withholding Method

The IRS has developed multiple methods that employers may use to withhold federal income tax from employees' wages. One of those methods is done on a percentage basis. Click through for insights into the percentage-withholding formula.

How to Convince Employees to Take Time Off

No one wants unproductive workers. But that's what you'll likely get if your employees refuse to take adequate time off. Click through for tips on getting your staff to take that much-needed vacation.

The Rise of On-site and Near-site Clinics

Each year, the cost of employer-sponsored health plans surges higher by approximately 5 percent. Consequently, employers are increasingly turning to on-site and near-site health care facilities as a way of controlling costs. Click through for insight into these clinics.

When Do Employees Have to Be Paid for a 'Break'?

In a recent opinion letter, the Department of Labor (DOL) addressed whether employees who take frequent breaks due to a serious health condition should be paid for those breaks. Click through for an examination of this complex issue.

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Articles for Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Happy Labor Day! Holiday Closure Reminder

In observance of the Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd. Take a break – you deserve it! Hope you have a safe, fun and relaxing weekend with your loved ones. Click through for a special Labor Day greeting.

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Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

Is This Your Situation: Confused About How to Track Attendance

Tracking the time of your hourly workers in an effective way might be the most important thing you do as an employer. Click through to see how technology can streamline the process and improve accuracy.

Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave

The terms maternity, paternity and parental leave can be somewhat perplexing, because although they're often used interchangeably, there's a technical distinction between them. Click through to discover what each one means.

Wellness Programs Your Employees May Enjoy

Employee wellness programs have become increasingly popular, as studies show that nearly 75 percent of employees report being interested in such incentives. Click through for five wellness initiatives your employees may appreciate.

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Articles for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Effects of Reciprocal Agreements on Your Business

Do you have employees who live in one state but work in another? If so, they probably are covered by a state reciprocal agreement, which eliminates dual taxation. Click through to learn more about tax reciprocal agreements.

Handling the Wages of a Deceased Employee

The death of an employee is an unfortunate event -- but it's one that a company must be prepared to deal with should it occur. Click through for a primer on what to do with wages owed to a deceased employee.

Which Benefits Do Employees Value the Most?

In the battle to secure top talent, employee benefits have become a contender, a true rival to monetary compensation. But not all benefits are created equal. Click through to see which benefits employees treasure the most.

4 Tips for Successful Absence Management

Employee absences are a given in any work environment. But without effective management, they can spiral out of control, affecting the business's smooth operation. Click through for ways to minimize workplace absenteeism.

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Articles for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

How will you implement new or update existing policies and procedures about medical marijuana to align with new regulations? Click through to get the inside information on how to navigate this legal minefield.

Should You Honor All W-4 Requests?

Employees' W-4 forms show what they want withheld from their paychecks. It's their responsibility to complete the forms, but do you have to accept each form no matter what? Click through for some insights into your responsibilities.

Is 'Selective' Health Coverage Permissible?

For one reason or another, you may want to provide health insurance to only certain employees, leaving the rest without coverage. Click through to find out whether this is legal and, if so, under what circumstances.

Should You Offer a 529 Savings Plan?

College and university costs are surging at a tremendous rate, making 529 savings plans a desirable benefit among job seekers and employees. Click through to see whether this educational perk is ideal for your business.

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Articles for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Payroll Policy Must-Haves

A well-constructed payroll policy tells employees what they need to know about getting paid, thereby reducing phone and email inquiries to your payroll department. Click through for essential items to put in your payroll policy.

A Tax-Free Health Reimbursement Plan for Small Employers

If you’re a small employer who does not offer group health coverage, you may be interested in a tax-free Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). Click through for more information on this benefit.

What to Do If You Receive an IRS Wage Levy

If an employee owes delinquent federal taxes, the Internal Revenue Service may decide to levy his or her wages. As the employer, you must withhold the levy in a manner consistent with IRS regulations. Click through for tips on handling a wage levy.

7 Benefits of Adding Lemon Water to Your Routine

Drinking water in the morning has long-term health benefits, but adding a splash of lemon to your water can drastically improve your health. Click through to learn seven benefits of lemon water.

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