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, 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.

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Articles for Friday, April 27, 2018

Try This And Tell Me What You Think!

In a networking meeting encounter recently, I ran across a Colonial Life agent locally whose name is Carmen Villas. Click through to read the full article.

Considering How to Do Background Checks

Are background checks important for your employees? Click through to learn more about what's legal, what matters and more.

Figuring Out How Often to Pay Employees

There's a host of rules regarding how you have to pay your employees. Click through for an overview of the various regulations, so you know how to manage your pay day policies correctly.

How to Provide Vacation and Sick Time

Part of retaining quality employees at your company is providing them with adequate time off. Click through for an employer's guide to vacation, sick leave and more.

Making Flex Schedules Work: 3 Best Practices

Flex schedules are an attractive employee benefit, but in order to successfully implement them, you've got to take certain proactive steps. Click through to learn how to smoothly introduce flex schedules.

Tips for Rewarding Employees When You’re On A Tight Budget

Study after study has shown that happy employees boost productivity, customer satisfaction and profits. Click through to see some no-cost, low-cost ways to reward your employees.

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Articles for Friday, May 11, 2018

How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in Your Company

It's every company's responsibility to have a safe and harassment-free workplace. Click through to discover how to develop a robust business environment to prevent and address sexual harassment cases.

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.

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.

Is This Your Situation: Managing a Gratuity Businesses

For restaurants and similar businesses, where many employees make a substantial portion of their income from customer gratuities, there are special tax rules. Click through for an outline of the key regs.

Noncompete Agreements: Should You Insist on One?

A noncompete agreement can help minimize loss if a competitor tries to lure one of your employees away. But there are limits to how these work. Click through to become aware of all the implications before you ask your staff to sign one.

Payroll Procedures for Commissioned Employees

Paying commissioned employees can be a complex endeavor because other elements — such as salary, hourly wages and overtime — may be involved. Click through for payroll best practices for commissioned workers.

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Articles for Friday, April 13, 2018

If You Are A PEO Client, Access to Capital for Growth is a Phone Call Away

What if you could secure funding for your business with just a phone call? Click PHOTO to read more.

Essential Recordkeeping for Nonexempt and Exempt Employees

Keeping accurate payroll records is essential to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and avoid wage and hour audits. Click through to better understand the FLSA’s payroll recordkeeping rules.

How Many Hours Can Employers Require Employees to Work?

You have clear job descriptions that succinctly outline expectations for each employee’s role, including work hours for each day and week. But is this number of hours legally allowed? Click through for the full scoop on allowable work hours.

Understanding Your Payroll Tax Liabilities

Although the payroll taxes you’re liable for as an employer may seem obvious, some taxes are not so easy to identify. Click through to learn the common and not-so-common employer payroll taxes, including associated liabilities.

On-site Medical Care: The Benefit of the Future?

The future of the ACA may be uncertain, but companies may address healthcare by offering medical clinics in the workplace. Click through for some insights into on-site medical care and what it entails.

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