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.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

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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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Articles for Friday, February 8, 2019

FAQs About Service Animals in the Workplace

Many employers who permit employees to bring their dogs to work do so as a courtesy. But if the dog is a "service animal," these employers may have no choice in the matter. Click through for insight into service animals as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To Give or Not to Give Unlimited Vacation

The idea of unlimited vacation/PTO — and whether employers should give it — has been widely discussed and debated among benefits experts. Click through for insight into this popular but controversial perk.

Reasons to Integrate Time and Labor With Payroll

Employers must pay employees for the time they put in at work -- which makes the relationship between time-labor and payroll mutually inclusive and calls for a united solution. Click through to see why these functions should be integrated.

5 Common COBRA Mistakes -- and How to Prevent Them

The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act contains extensive requirements for employers. Consequently, it's easy to fumble when administering COBRA benefits. Click through for five COBRA errors employers tend to make.

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Articles for Friday, February 22, 2019

Take Stock of the Top Benefits Trends

The employee benefits landscape is ever-changing. What are forward-looking companies offering today? And should you jump on the bandwagon? Click through for an annotated list of what's new.

The Mathematics of Shift Differentials

If you have employees who work outside normal business hours, they may be entitled to shift differential and overtime pay. The arithmetic can get a little tricky. Click through for insight into this calculation.

What Is Pay-As-You-Go Workers' Compensation?

Traditionally, employers pay their workers' compensation premiums by making estimated payments. However, a new trend has emerged in the form of "pay as you go." Click through for insight into this nontraditional payment method.

Federal Laws That Prohibit Job Discrimination

Job discrimination has long been an issue, and the federal government has passed substantial legislation to address it. Are you fully in compliance? Click through for an annotated list of the major rules.

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Articles for Friday, January 25, 2019

What Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

The battle cry for sexual harassment prevention has never been fiercer than it is today. But in order to prevent sexual harassment, you must first be able to spot it. Click through for insight into the different kinds of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Volunteer Time Off: A New Type of PTO

A new brand of paid time off has moved into the employee benefits scene: volunteer time off, which rewards employees for giving back to their communities. Click through to see if you should offer this altruistic benefit.

Key Rules for Garnishing Lump-Sum Payments

The DOL has clarified the types of lump-sum payments that are protected by federal garnishment laws versus those that are not. Click through for details to make sure you don't mishandle these for your employees.

Who Is Excluded From the FLSA's Minimum Salary Requirements?

To qualify for an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must often meet specific job duties and salary basis requirements. However, certain employees can be exempt without having to satisfy the salary basis test. Click through to discover these exclusions.

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