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February 6th, 2017

Hire the Right Person – And Stay Out of Trouble ...

Interviewing job candidates has never been easy. But now, a growing list of legal pitfalls is making a tough job even tougher. Fortunately, there are techniques that can help you hire the right person and stay out of trouble while you’re doing it. Here are some of the most important: When Can a Charge of… Read More

May 16th, 2016

Paid Vacation: Is it Optional or Required?

Q. One of my employees left without giving any advance notice. Do I have to compensate the employee for unused vacation and personal time? A. You are not required under any federal or state laws to offer vacation or personal time off benefits, with or without pay. But if you offer vacation time with pay,… Read More

March 12th, 2016

Can Your Company Revise its Payday Schedule?

Paydays are sacred in the workplace. Some employees who can’t remember how many years they’ve been married or how long it’s been since their last physical exam can tell you exactly how many days until the next paycheck arrives. Depending on their financial situations, other staff members may barely keep their bills paid between checks…. Read More

June 10th, 2015

Absorbing a Business? Realize Payroll Tax Savings

Conversely if one employer acquires another employer during the year — and it continues to employ some of the same workers — the successor can count the wages paid by the predecessor towards its own Social Security wage base. Suppose that your growing business is taking over one of your competitors. If you keep some of… Read More

April 8th, 2015

Should Your 401(k) Plan Adopt An Auto-Enrollment Feature?

Current tax law gives employers encouragement to start automatically enrolling employees for tax-saving 401(k) elective deferral contributions (also called salary reduction contributions). The Pension Protection Act of 2006 removed perceived state-law restrictions and made other changes. The end result of these changes: Companies adopting auto-enrollment features will have more employees participating. Larger allowable salary reduction contributions… Read More

February 20th, 2015

How to Make Benefits Information Easier for Employees to Understand

If employers want their workers to participate in retirement and benefits programs, it is important to communicate with them in plain English. Many benefits packages and retirement plans come with complex wording, and employees may not understand all of the terms. In addition to this, English may be a second language to some employees, so… Read More

November 14th, 2014

Negative Employees Might Surprise You

Are negative employees holding your business back or pulling it down? Do you even know if you have employees who feel strongly negative about their work? What to Do Based on findings in the survey, if you want to decrease the negative attitude of employees toward their jobs and increase their positive attitudes, focus on… Read More

August 11th, 2014

Move Your Company Forward With a Strong Employee Development Strategy

Is your employee training program strong or half-hearted? If the latter is true, that could be as bad as having no program at all, if not worse. A well-developed training program for your employees is integral to your company’s success. If you’re not focusing on training, you may want to rethink your priorities. When you… Read More

June 9th, 2014

Current Economic Situation on the Unemployment System

Information for PEOs and their Clients on the Impact of the Current Economic Situation on the Unemployment System – What it means for all employers! The current economic recession has impacted virtually all businesses. Whether it is decreased consumer demand, restrictions in financing, shrinking workforces, or increased operational costs, these are indeed challenging times for… Read More

June 6th, 2014

Social Security is Changing the Way Social Security Numbers are ...

Were you aware that the first three digits of the Social Security Number (SSN) had a geographical significance? Since the inception of SSNs in 1936, the first three digits were determined by the state of the mailing address shown on the application for an SSN – but this is slated to change in 2011. In… Read More