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    What Is Pay as You Go Workers’ Comp?

    posted by Rachel Gray
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    What Is Bonus Pay?

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  • What Is Pay as You Go Workers’ Comp?

    Having workers’ compensation insurance isn’t only a smart business move—in most cases, it’s a required one, too. But doling out lump sum payments for workers’ compensation premiums can take its toll on your business. Instead, opt for pay as you go workers’ comp.

    What Is Bonus Pay?

    When you first start your business and hire employees, you might be worried about how you’ll make payroll each pay period. But, once your business is firmly planted, you might be able to give more money to your employees. One thing you might want to offer employees is bonus pay.

    What Is Vesting?

    Many businesses use benefits as a way to attract employees. For many employer-sponsored benefits, you can decide to contribute funds. To improve employee retention at your business, and increase your company’s bottom line, you might institute a vesting schedule for your contributions. What is vesting?

    How Does a Wage Garnishment Work?

    You open the mail and see an order telling you to garnish an employee’s wages for an overdue debt. So, what does it mean to garnish an employee’s wages? And, what do you need to do?

    What You Need to Know About Supplemental Wages

    Regular wages aren’t the only compensation you could provide to employees. You might also offer supplemental wages. Learn what supplemental pay is and how it is taxed.

    What Is the Difference Between Qualified vs. Nonqualified Plans?

    Deferring compensation is one strategy employees can use to reduce their tax liability. Qualified and nonqualified are the two types of deferred compensation plans. To keep your business legal, learn how qualified vs. nonqualified plans differ.

    When to Pay Employees for FLSA Hours Worked

    When nonexempt employees are doing their primary job duties, it’s easy to tell that they are working. Their working time should be compensated. But, when nonexempt employees are not doing their main job duties, it can be more difficult to tell if they are working and if they should be compensated.

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hours worked rules can help you determine when your employees are working and therefore when you should pay for hours worked.

    Should You Offer a Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan?

    You know employees like employer-sponsored benefits. As an employer, offering benefits is advantageous for your business, too. A nonqualified deferred compensation plan is one type of benefit that both you and your employees can enjoy.

    Find out what a nonqualified deferred compensation plan is, why you might consider offering it, and how to set it up.

    A Look at Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wages

    You can’t just pay your employees any amount you want. You must follow federal, state, and local laws that set minimum wages.

    Will the Courts Accept a Jury Duty Excuse Letter If You’re in a Pinch?

    Sometimes, you or your employees’ personal responsibilities conflict with your business. For many small businesses, if you miss work or lose an employee for an extended period of time, there can be harmful effects on productivity in the workplace.

    But if you or an employee are called in for jury duty, you might not have a choice when it comes to missed work. However, the courts do make some exceptions for very special situations. Learn about reasons the court might allow you to get out of jury duty and what information to include in a jury duty excuse letter.

    What Is Pay as You Go Workers’ Comp?

    Having workers’ compensation insurance isn’t only a smart business move—in most cases, it’s a required one, too. But doling out lump sum payments for workers’ compensation premiums can take its toll on your business. Instead, opt for pay as you go workers’ comp.

    What Is Bonus Pay?

    When you first start your business and hire employees, you might be worried about how you’ll make payroll each pay period. But, once your business is firmly planted, you might be able to give more money to your employees. One thing you might want to offer employees is bonus pay.

    What Is Vesting?

    Many businesses use benefits as a way to attract employees. For many employer-sponsored benefits, you can decide to contribute funds. To improve employee retention at your business, and increase your company’s bottom line, you might institute a vesting schedule for your contributions. What is vesting?

    How Does a Wage Garnishment Work?

    You open the mail and see an order telling you to garnish an employee’s wages for an overdue debt. So, what does it mean to garnish an employee’s wages? And, what do you need to do?

    What You Need to Know About Supplemental Wages

    Regular wages aren’t the only compensation you could provide to employees. You might also offer supplemental wages. Learn what supplemental pay is and how it is taxed.

    What Is the Difference Between Qualified vs. Nonqualified Plans?

    Deferring compensation is one strategy employees can use to reduce their tax liability. Qualified and nonqualified are the two types of deferred compensation plans. To keep your business legal, learn how qualified vs. nonqualified plans differ.

    When to Pay Employees for FLSA Hours Worked

    When nonexempt employees are doing their primary job duties, it’s easy to tell that they are working. Their working time should be compensated. But, when nonexempt employees are not doing their main job duties, it can be more difficult to tell if they are working and if they should be compensated.

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hours worked rules can help you determine when your employees are working and therefore when you should pay for hours worked.

    Should You Offer a Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan?

    You know employees like employer-sponsored benefits. As an employer, offering benefits is advantageous for your business, too. A nonqualified deferred compensation plan is one type of benefit that both you and your employees can enjoy.

    Find out what a nonqualified deferred compensation plan is, why you might consider offering it, and how to set it up.

    A Look at Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wages

    You can’t just pay your employees any amount you want. You must follow federal, state, and local laws that set minimum wages.

    Will the Courts Accept a Jury Duty Excuse Letter If You’re in a Pinch?

    Sometimes, you or your employees’ personal responsibilities conflict with your business. For many small businesses, if you miss work or lose an employee for an extended period of time, there can be harmful effects on productivity in the workplace.

    But if you or an employee are called in for jury duty, you might not have a choice when it comes to missed work. However, the courts do make some exceptions for very special situations. Learn about reasons the court might allow you to get out of jury duty and what information to include in a jury duty excuse letter.

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