Articles for Friday, March 16, 2018

Got a Situation: An Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Podcast

Some employees have to be paid their hourly wage, or even more, if they put in extra time. Others are expected just to put in the extra time anyway. Click through to hear a business owner discuss her confusion -- and get some advice.

How to Onboard New Employees

Introducing a new employee to the workplace and making sure he or she feels welcome and engaged can be difficult, but it's important to get it right to make sure the employee gets off to a good start. Click through to read tips on easing the process.

Taking Charge of HR Issues at Doctors' Offices

Physicians are not just medical professionals, they also have to be business managers, and that means managing human resources. Click through for some insights into HR management in medical offices.

An Overview of Wage Garnishments

The mechanics behind wage garnishments are far-reaching and complex, affecting both the employer and the debtor in question. Click through for insight into the multifaceted process of wage garnishments.

Is This Your Situation: Avoiding Common HR Mistakes

When it comes to human resources, there is an endless array of intricacies and regulations to keep track of. Click through for a few common HR mistakes companies of all sizes may make.

Know Your Tip-Reporting Responsibilities

To facilitate proper tip reporting, the Internal Revenue Service established specific guidelines for service establishments. Click through to learn the basics and to ensure that your business is properly following tip-reporting requirements.

Masking Social Security Numbers in Microsoft Excel

This is something especially for those with human resources responsibilities: making sure Social Security Numbers are kept private. It's possible to do this in Excel, but tricky. Click through to learn how to master this technique.

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Articles for Friday, March 2, 2018

IRS Issues Updated Withholding Calculator and Form W-4

The IRS has provided a calculator to help taxpayers figure out their withholdings under the new tax rules, as well as a new Form W-4. Click through to access the calculator and form on the IRS site, and learn the important details.

Got a Situation: A Hiring and Recruitment Podcast

The Society for Human Resource Management reports that companies spend 90 to 200 percent of an employee's annual salary to hire a new worker, so making the right hire the first time is important. Click through for an entertaining conversation that shows you the ropes.

FSAs: The Missing Piece of the Benefits Puzzle

A health care flexible spending account can save money on taxes and pays qualifying expenses for employees. It's a versatile and powerful partner to the traditional benefits plan. Click through to get the skinny on how it works.

Steps for a Disabled-friendly Workplace

Everyone talks about making workplaces more inclusionary for employees with disabilities, but what are they really doing? Click through for some insights into how to make your business more welcoming to the disabled.

5 Ways to Avoid Micromanaging Your Staff

It's a difficult line to walk: you have to properly supervise your staff, but if you spend too much time guiding them in their tasks, you squash initiative and destroy morale. Click through for some tips to avoid the micromanagement trap.

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 Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Ban on Salary History Inquiries May Become New Trend

California's new statewide ban on employer inquiries into an individual's salary history took effect on Jan. 1, 2018 -- and the Golden State is not alone. Click through for insights into what might become a trend.

How to Explain Benefits

Employee benefits are becoming the biggest deciding factor for employees considering whether to jump ship or stay aboard at a job. Click through to see how to keep employees informed about the principal features of benefit offerings.

Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Do

It's a hassle for any payroll department: getting an official letter that you have to withhold part of an employee's salary, as ordered by a court. Click through to learn what you have to do when wages are being garnished.

How to Write a Great Want Ad

You want to write a job ad that gets noticed on job boards. Rule No. 1: In the title, include the position name and why the job is attractive to an applicant. Click through for more useful tips to get good responses.

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Articles for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What to Know About Tax Scams

Sure as the night follows the day, come tax season, so follow tax scams. Click through for some information on how to avoid the three major categories: fraudulent returns, phones scams and phishing.

The Nitty-Gritty of the W-2 Form

Everybody knows about the importance of filing a W-2 form, but it can get a lot more complicated than many employers realize. Click through to see just what that W-2 entails, and what all the different boxes mean.

Never Mind the Feds: States Do Their Own Thing on Minimum Wages

States are taking the minimum wage into their own hands: California's minimum wage has risen in 2018, at varying levels, and other states continue to make their own tweaks to federal rules. Click through for an overview on state rules.

Pregnant Pauses: Knowing All About Maternity and Paternity Leave

There's a good chance you'll eventually have to deal with some kind of parental leave in your office, whether it involves an employee or employee spouse pregnancy, or an adoption. Click through for some insights in creating a policy.

The Advantages of Diversity Training

You're thinking of implementing diversity training to advocate workplace diversity. Click through to see how such programs lead to higher employee retention rates, improved morale, reduced lawsuits and improved recruiting.

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Articles for Wednesday, January 24, 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.

Edible Benefits: Offering Free Food in the Office

In a complicated world, free food is the benefit you can be pretty sure everyone will like. The trick is getting the details right. Click through for the straight dope on how to keep your employees well-fed.

When Does 'Firing at Will' Become 'Discrimination'?

Trying to determine whether you can fire someone without cause simply because you feel the employee isn't working out? You'll find there are a lot of gray areas. Click through to discover exceptions to employment at will.

How OSHA Can Affect Your Business

No matter what kind of business you run, you have to know something about OSHA, which oversees workplace safety. Click through for some insights into how OSHA works and why you need to be familiar with its rules.

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