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 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 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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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 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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