Articles for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Payroll Policy Must-Haves

A well-constructed payroll policy tells employees what they need to know about getting paid, thereby reducing phone and email inquiries to your payroll department. Click through for essential items to put in your payroll policy.

A Tax-Free Health Reimbursement Plan for Small Employers

If you’re a small employer who does not offer group health coverage, you may be interested in a tax-free Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). Click through for more information on this benefit.

What to Do If You Receive an IRS Wage Levy

If an employee owes delinquent federal taxes, the Internal Revenue Service may decide to levy his or her wages. As the employer, you must withhold the levy in a manner consistent with IRS regulations. Click through for tips on handling a wage levy.

7 Benefits of Adding Lemon Water to Your Routine

Drinking water in the morning has long-term health benefits, but adding a splash of lemon to your water can drastically improve your health. Click through to learn seven benefits of lemon water.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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Articles for Tuesday, July 03, 2018

New Law Makes 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Easier

Passed on February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act contains provisions that simplify hardship withdrawals from 401(k) accounts. Click through for insight into this new law.

OSHA Safety: How Can You Stay Compliant

Accidents can happen in any environment. Click through to see the best ways to stay compliant with OSHA regulations in your workplace.

5 Ways A PEO Can Help You Manage Dangerous Risks

Risk management is a big concern for businesses. Click through to learn how a PEO can save your company from dangerous risks.

Domestic Employees: the Tax and Payroll Issues

Employing help around the house? Know the tax rules. Click through for an intro to the complex rules surrounding domestic employees.

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Articles for Friday, June 08, 2018

Covered Establishments in All States Must Now Submit OSHA Electronic Reports

Establishments in all states, including those with an OSHA-approved state plan, should prepare to submit electronic reports by July 1, 2018. Click through to learn how to accomplish this.

8 Flowering Plants that Can Withstand the Summer Heat

With spring quickly coming to a close, you might be starting to think about what kinds of flowers to plant this summer. Some flowers do not do well in hot weather, but others can withstand the summer heat while looking radiant. Click through for a list of 8 plants that do great in summer weather.

Holidays + Vacation + Illness = Paid Time Off

Are you paying too much for paid time off? Click through to discover a way to cut PTO costs without cutting back on employee benefits.

Top 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

Payroll errors can have a variety of ramifications, from justifiably irritated employees to severe penalties handed down by regulators. Click through for the most common payroll mistakes and how to avoid them.

Make Your Next Open Enrollment Season the Best One Yet

Before the next open enrollment season rolls around, you need to review the process and make the necessary enhancements to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Click through for ways to optimize your next open enrollment season.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

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Articles for Friday, June 22, 2018

Common Questions and Answers Regarding 1-9 Form

With the hot topic in the news about Immigration, as a business owner, the government will be relying heavily on you to play a key part in the work force community. I’9’s are the frontline defense to protect you as a business owner should an audit occur.

Is This Your Situation: Sorting Out Payroll Categories

It's absolutely essential to distinguish between independent contractors and employees. The penalties for making a mistake here can be severe. Click through for a quick guide to make right.

How To Win An Unemployment Claim Against Your Company

When an employee files an unemployment claim when they don't deserve a payout, you can end up paying higher premiums. Click through to see your options for fighting back.

7 Questions Not To Ask During A Job Interview

What seems like an innocent question to ask during an interview might put you at risk of a discrimination accusation.Click through to discover what you can and can't ask a prospective employee during an interview.

Do You Make These Mistakes When Rewarding Employees?

Having a rewards program for your employees is a great way to increase satisfaction, loyalty and productivity. Click through to see how you can realize a greater return on your reward program.

Perks: The Smart Way To Take Them Away

If you have to eliminate free soda or snacks, click through and find out how to do it without causing an employee to revolt.

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Articles for Friday, May 25, 2018

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

The new rule strengthening the disability claims process for Employee Retirement Income Security Act-covered benefit plans kicked in on April 2, 2018. Click through for details on this final rule, which includes new requirements for processing disability claims and appeals.

How to Manage a Cafeteria Plan

At the heart of high-impact employee benefit programs are cafeteria plans, which allow participants to pay for their benefits with pretax money. Click through for insight into the advantages and implications of cafeteria plans.

Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

Employers cannot arbitrarily classify an employee as exempt or nonexempt. These definitions are established by federal laws. Click through for insight into the standards surrounding employee classification.

Understanding the Basics of Summary Plan Descriptions

If you have an Employee Retirement Income Security Act–compliant benefits program, you are required to give participants a Summary Plan Description. Click through to better understand your obligations as an employer.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

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