Articles for Friday, November 09, 2018

4 Steps for Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit

At all times, U.S. employers need to be aware of whether their employees are authorized to work in the country. This can be determined by conducting an internal I-9 audit. Click through for tips on this process.

Financial Wellness Programs Gain Momentum

Multiple studies have come to the same conclusion: Most Americans are worried about money -- hence the rise of financial wellness programs. Click through to discover why these programs are gaining steam in the employment landscape.

How to Handle Supplemental Wages

Supplemental wages do not qualify as regular income and are subject to special withholding rules. Click through for an introduction to what items fit into this group, and how they should be taxed.

5 Tips for Grossing Up Severance Pay

As a token of your appreciation to a separated employee, you may decide to pay for the taxes associated with his or her severance package. Click through for tips on this process, known as a "gross-up."

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Articles for Friday, October 26, 2018

Starbucks and Amazon: You might not Think of them as Competitors.

They're two of the giants of American entrepreneurship, but you might not think of Amazon and Starbucks as competitors.

Back Pay and Form W-2

If you've paid an employee less than what he or she is due, it could come back to haunt you in the form of back wages. Click through to learn more about this type of pay, including its impact on Form W-2.

New Hire Reporting: Are You In Compliance?

You've added a new member to the team or rehired an employee. You've done the onboarding and made sure the employee will receive all the necessary training. But have you performed new hire reporting? Click through for details on this essential step.

Are Your Benefits Competitive Enough?

If your benefits don't stack up to your competitors', you could lose out on qualified candidates and risk your most talented workers jumping ship. Click through to see whether your benefits are truly making an impression.

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Articles for Friday, September 28, 2018

WORK SAFE PAYS IS THE SMARTEST WAY TO INCENTIVIZE WORKPLACE SAFETY

Work Safe Pays helps lower liability costs by encouraging smarter, safer behavior.

Big Money Problems for Contractors

You guessed it, year-end workers’ compensation audits are getting nasty. There is a growing trend by workers' compensation carriers to charge an additional premium to contractors who are using "exempt" subcontractors.

Tax Reform: What's the Story?

Everyone is talking about the White House's new tax reform plan. What does it mean for you? And will it even be able to get through Congress? Click through for a quick summary of this startling series of proposals.

6 Inspiring TedTalks to Watch Today

Educating yourself about human emotions and body language is a great way to get more in touch with yourself. Click through to browse this list of thought-provoking TedTalks to feel inspired today.

Five Natural Remedies for Peace of Mind

Are you looking for remedies to calm yourself naturally? Click through for five ways to settle your mind without needing a prescription.

Know the FMLA Notice Requirements

To receive FMLA-protected leave, eligible employees must provide adequate notice to their employers. If they don't, the leave could be delayed or denied. Click through for details on FMLA notice requirements.

Reasons to Integrate Benefits Administration and Payroll

While you can administer benefits and payroll separately, there are plenty of reasons to integrate the two, with increased efficiency being the overarching goal. Click through to see why it's best to merge both processes.

Employee Overpayment Can Lead to Problems

You've overpaid an employee, causing the company a financial loss. Now you need to recoup the money. But there are important tax implications and some rules you have to follow. Click through to make sure you do it right.

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Articles for Friday, October 12, 2018

When Should You Fire Someone?

The signs may have been there all along, but how do you know when it's the right time to cut loose an employee who isn't cutting the mustard? Click through to find out when you need to fire a problem employee.

Must-Have Items for an Employee Handbook

Companies of all sizes need an employee handbook. Established policies help ensure smooth relationships with your staff. Click through for a discussion of employee handbook essentials.

How to Make Annual Reviews Work

Whether you review all your employees at the same time or each one on the anniversary of hire, this annual event is dreaded by both employer and employee. But it doesn't have to be this way. Click through for key tips to make the review process profitable for everyone.

Benefits You May Not Have Thought About

Companies are always struggling to figure out ways to keep current employees and recruit new ones. Money is important, but it's not the only thing that attracts and keeps employees. Click through for a rundown of some great benefits you should consider.

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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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