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Are DOL Posters Still Required with Employees Working at Home? Plus More Rules & Guidance

Remote working comes with a whole new set of management challenges. Click through for some easy and inexpensive ways on…

How Workers Can Return

Some jobs cannot be done from home on a long-term basis, so businesses may gradually bring employees back to offices.…

IRS Gives Break on Flexible Spending Plans

The IRS has issued new guidance to grant increased flexibility on 125 cafeteria plans, health flexible spending arrangements and dependent…

Lessons on Being Productive at Home

Look up "productivity during the pandemic," and you'll see advice about not worrying if you feel that you're having trouble…

Leave Rules on Caring for a Spouse, Child or Parent

Employee leave comes in many forms, including family leave to care for a sick spouse, child or parent. With the…

Is This Your Situation: Spending More Than $800.00 a year for 401(k) Administration?

The administrative demands of managing 401(k)s are notoriously taxing. If you're not diligent, you could end up spending much more…

The New Form W-4: What You Need To Know

The new year has brought with it a long-promised — and heavily revised — Form W-4. It's very different from…

When Employees Cross State Lines

Even small companies can find themselves with employees who have to commute across state borders to work. This can make…

SSN No-Match Letters: What to Do If You Receive One

The Social Security Administration has resumed sending "no-match" letters to employers whose submitted W-2 information does not mirror the agency’s…

Is 'Selective' Health Coverage Permissible?

For one reason or another, you may want to provide health insurance to only certain employees, leaving the rest without…

Are New Sick Leave Rules Coming to Your Area?

What seems like the mundane world of paid-time-off and sick-leave policies is receiving attention in the form of new regulations.…

How to Hire Entry-level Employees

College grads are on the prowl for jobs. But how should you evaluate whether there are a few out there…

What to Do After a Hurricane

Did you just get through hurricane? Do you know someone who did? Now comes the time to rebuild and repair…

Form I-9: What's the Latest?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 back in 2017. Are you up to date…

The Ins and Outs of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

It's one of the most potent tax breaks a company can get, encouraging it to hire people who typically have…

What employers should know: Pay as you go workers' compensation

Traditionally, businesses had only one way to pay their workers’ compensation premium: up front and based on an educated guess…

Is This Your Situation: Deciding Whether Someone Is an Employee or a Contractor

What is in a name? The IRS knows the answer, even though the reasoning can be subtle. Click through to…

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…

Is This Your Situation: Sorting Out Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees

Some employees have to be paid their hourly wage, or even more, if they put in extra time. Others are…

What Employers Should Know: Pay as you go Workers' Compensation

Traditionally, businesses had only one way to pay their workers’ compensation premium: up front and based on an educated guess…

When Do You Need an HR Staff?

When a business has only a few employees, it's easy to manage staff. But at a certain point, you need…