Your Articles for Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Continue to Use Old Form I-9

Although the current Form I-9 carries an August 31, 2019, expiration date, employers are advised to continue using it until a new form is available. Click through for the latest news from the USCIS.

IRS Issues Draft of New Form W-4

The new Form W-4 is very different from the current one, but it isn't final yet. More changes may come before the final version is rolled out later this year. Click through for an overview of what employers and employees will likely face in the future.

Is This Your Situation: Concerned About Employees' Social Media

You’re considering offering a position to a candidate, but you may be concerned about what he or she is doing on social media. Is this something to worry about? Click here for the ins and outs of social media background checks.

What Are Employee Voting Rules?

Voting is a major obligation and right for citizens, which is why some states mandate that employees get time off for voting. Click through for a review of the rules and some advice on good voting policies for employers.

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Your Articles for Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Can I Require Employees to Use an EAP?

Employee assistance programs can enhance workplace performance and productivity. However, they remain underutilized. To boost participation, some employers make EAP use mandatory. Click through to see what the rules are.

Important Deadline: EEO-1 Pay Data Due by Sept. 30

f you have at least 100 employees, you should be filing EEO-1 reports annually with the EEOC. Additionally, a recent court order requires EEO-1 filers to submit wage information to the EEOC by Sept. 30, 2019. Click through to uncover your responsibilities.

The IRS and Major Annual Adjustments

The IRS makes annual adjustments to a variety of plan limits and other key numbers. Click through for a chart listing the most important numbers for 2018 and 2019, so you can see what's changed -- and what hasn't.

Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

The "work from home" phenomenon has taken the employment world by storm. But that doesn't mean it's right for every business. Click through to see whether it could be a good fit for your company.

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Your Articles for Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Happy Independence Day! Wishing You a Sparkling 4th of July

Wishing you a safe, fun and happy 4th of July! Freedom has its life in the hearts, actions and spirit of the American people. Click through for a special Independence Day greeting.

Employee Furloughs: Right for You?

Although employee furloughs can be a viable alternative to layoffs, they are also a legal minefield and should be implemented only after obtaining appropriate counsel. Click through for insight into employee furloughs.

What to Know About Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Disability insurance is one of the most overlooked employee benefits. But it's worth your attention, as it can help you attract and retain qualified people. Click through to learn about short- and long-term disability insurance.

Deducting Negative Leave Balances From Final Wages

A departing employee took more paid time off than they had available, leading to a negative balance. Click through to see what the rules are for deducting the outstanding amount from the employee's final paycheck.

Key Metrics for Measuring Employee Performance

Employee performance and organizational success are conjoined. Therefore, it's vital that you keep tabs on your employees' output. Click through for essential metrics to measure employee performance.

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Your Articles for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prepare Your Business Technology for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season starts June 1. Companies that are caught unprepared are at risk for experiencing power outages, equipment damage, and Internet and server problems if a major storm hits. So, it’s critical to prepare your business technology for hurricane season.

IRS Warnings About Payroll Scams

Human resources and payroll departments lacking strong internal controls are vulnerable to cybercrimes. This is not just a tax-season problem. Click through for IRS warnings on HR and payroll tax scams even as the 2020 tax season is on the horizon.

How to Move to Paperless Payroll

The payroll process is always evolving. From this evolution, a groundbreaking system has emerged: paperless payroll. Click through to discover how the paperless payroll system works, and how to avoid pitfalls.

Guiding Employees Through Their Life Cycle

Each employee has a life cycle -- a journey with the company. As an employer, your goal is to steer your people throughout this voyage, in a way that supports the bottom line. Click through for a road map to help you navigate the employee life cycle.

3 Signs It's Time to Update Your Benefits Technology

New technology has become one of the hallmarks of high-impact benefits administration. Without it, an employer could lose its competitive edge. Click through to know whether your benefits technology needs an upgrade.

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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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