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The proper response to employee insubordination can range from disciplinary action to termination. A succinct policy can assist employers in appropriately dealing with insubordination issues.
'Sound Business Principles, Communication Are Keys to Downsizing' reports on the issues to consider when adopting a reduction in force.
'Home Office vs. Leased Office Space -- Why Not Stay Home?' reviews the benefits to working from your home and the reasons many businesses should operate from a home-based environment.
'Job Qualifications Can Contain Legal Traps' reports on the correct way to determine job qualifications for an vacant position, thereby avoiding liability in discrimination suits.
When you hire a new employee, your next step is to complete the required forms, including Form W-4 and Form I-9.
There are several health care insurance options to choose from if an employer decides to offer health care benefits to employees. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) are the most common types of health care plans offered.
Health care benefits are optional for most smaller employers, but of critical importance to most employees. Employers of all sizes should be aware of the pros and cons of offering health benefits to their employees.
Fringe benefits are property and services whose benefit to employees often outweighs the cost to the employer. Generally, fringe benefits are part of your employees' taxable wages, but there are certain fringe benefits that are excepted from this rule and you can still take a business deduction for their cost. Nontaxable fringe benefits include no-additional-cost services, qualified employee discounts, working condition fringe benefits, very minimal fringe benefits and qualified transportation fringe benefits.
Keogh plans are retirement plans available to businesses that operate as sole proprietorships, partnerships or LLCs. Keogh plans are very popular with self-employed individuals who want to set up a retirement plan with business advantages.
Simplified employee pension plans, as their name implies, allow employers to offer employees retirement benefits with ease in the setting-up process as well as participation and administration. SARSEPs, a form of SEPs, are no longer available but may be maintained if already in existence.
401(k) retirement plans are a popular employee benefit because employees can use the plans to put pre-tax compensation towards their retirement, maximizing their contributions. Employers may also match the funds employees contribute, further enhancing the advantages of a 401(k) plan.
Retirement plans fall into two basic broad categories: defined benefit plans or defined contribution plans. The difference between the two is substantial and it's important to understand the characteristics of both categories in order to make the right retirement plan benefit choices.
Retirement plans are a valuable benefit that impacts the present and future lives of employees. Because offering retirement benefits can be complicated, the best approach is understanding the pros and cons of offering retirement plan benefits, the types of retirement plan choices and the goals you want to accomplish as an employer offering retirement benefits, for your employees, your business and yourself.
Employers in Connecticut must conform with these state rules regarding the treatment of tips received by employees.
Employers in Colorado must conform with these state rules regarding the treatment of tips received by employees.
Employers in Connecticut must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
Employers in Colorado must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
Employers in Rhode Island must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
Employers in New Jersey must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
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