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, 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, January 11, 2019

IRS Quietly Issues a New Form W-4

Earlier in 2018, the IRS had promised a radically new Form W-4, then said it would postpone any major revisions until 2020. Now, the IRS has finally issued a 2019 Form W-4. Click through to see what, if anything, has changed.

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates For 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Suta and Futa-Reminder

Each year we get calls in January as invoice rates increase at the beginning of the Quarter due to Futa and Suta charges "starting over". January 1st Suta (State Unemployment) and Futa (Federal Unemployment) rates start over or reset.

For our Florida Business Owners

We now have the 2019 Workman's Compensation Rates posted on our website for your convenience. Click through for more information.

5 Interview Questions to Steer Clear Of

Job interviews are crucial to finding the right fit, and asking the right questions can get you a top employee. But, asking the wrong questions could land you in hot water. Click through for five interview questions to avoid.

Is Your Benefits Program Ready for Generation Z?

Comprising those born in 1995 or after, Generation Z is predicted to encompass one-fourth of the U.S. workforce by 2020. Click through to see which benefits will appeal to this distinct group's core needs and help you attract and retain them.

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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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Articles for Friday, December 14, 2018

Is This Your Situation: You Need Help Switching Payroll Providers

Switching payroll providers can be hugely gratifying. But the journey is complex, which is why you shouldn't go it alone. Click through to see how a consultant can help you through this daunting period.

The 2018 Tax Wrap-Up

This has been one of the biggest years for tax changes in recent memory. The IRS is still issuing guidance, with more expected. Click through for a summary of the most significant changes that may affect you as April 15 approaches.

Can You Make Direct Deposit Mandatory?

Direct deposit makes payroll processing so much easier, and the vast majority of employees find it convenient -- which is why you may wish to require it. Click through to see whether you’re allowed to mandate direct deposit.

Do Employees Have Rights to Their Personnel Files?

An employee has asked to see the contents of his or her personnel file. There's confidential information in there, so you're not sure whether you're required to oblige. Click through for an overview of the rules.

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