Office Management & HR
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Turning back the clocks during the first weekend of November may affect wages and overtime pay for employees working overnight hours.
Instituting an English-only policy in your workplace is advisable only if such a policy is clearly a business necessity.
The federal law ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) imposes administrative obligations on employers with employee benefit plans.
Choosing a location for your business involves various proximity issues related to customers, suppliers, employees, parking and nearby businesses and competitors. The character of the community and environmental issues may also have an impact on your business facility choice.
Taking stock of the recruiting choices you can use to fulfill your recruiting needs will help ensure that your choice is the right one for your business.
Employers should continue to use the current version of Form I-9, expiring August 31, 2012, to verify new employees’ identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Small business owners have alternatives to traditional insurance. Choosing insurance policies with higher deductibles and reducing risk can also assist small business owners in meeting their protection needs in a more affordable fashion.
Now that the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been affirmed, employers that offer health plan benefits must ensure they are in compliance with the new reporting and disclosure requirements in time for the annual open enrollment period and beyond. [Update: Additional information is required for health care plan coverage for 2014.]
The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations to provide guidance to employers required to report information regarding their compliance with the health care reform shared responsibility mandate.
Steps every employer can take to alleviate the flu season's effect on the workplace.
Employers may offer FSA plans that provide for a $500 unused account balance carryover from one year to the next.
Picking up the tab for your employees’ education offers a unique opportunity to provide an employee benefit that can add real value to your business with the added bonus of tax breaks for both you and your employees.
Loyal workers are invaluable but seemingly scarcer than ever these days. Gaining employees' loyalty involves walking a fine line between building a relationship based on mutual respect and concern without getting too personal.
Planning for your employees' vacations can minimize disruptions to your business.
'Good Faith ADA Effort Protects Employers' reports on the process by which business owner's can comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and protect themselves from employment-related lawsuits.
Maintaining safe and healthy working conditions are required by government regulations and also make sense for business economic reasons.
Hopefully, you won't have to deal with a worker who is arrested and jailed. Employers who find themselves in this situation must balance the rights of the worker with the impact on the workplace and other employees.
While you can't dictate the exact terms and circumstances of employee resignations, you can put procedures into place that make the process easier. For example, establishing an advance notice policy for quitting employees can give you time to hire a new employee before you're left short-staffed.
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.
Beginning in 2014, employers of 50 or more may be required to offer employees health care coverage or be liable for an assessable payment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Act. Because the 50-employee threshold calculation includes part-time employees and the mandate’s application is based on 2013 data, employers must act now to assess their options regarding health care benefits and their workforce. Update: The employer shared responsibility mandate requiring covered employers to offer full-time employees health care coverage or be subject to penalties is delayed until 2015.
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