As the year comes to a close, you might be gung-ho about all the goals you want to achieve next year. But before you can get the ball rolling in the new year, you must wrap up some things in the current year—including your payroll.Read More A Year-end Payroll Checklist to Finish the Year Strong
You’re struggling to find good, quality candidates to fill an open position. Or, you’ve found the perfect candidate and want to sweeten the job offer. What do you do? In either case, you may consider offering a sign-on bonus.Read More Everything You Need to Know Before Offering a Sign-on Bonus
Part of your job as a small business owner is ensuring your employees have what they need to succeed. Sometimes that means you have to handle employee requests when you’re busy. At other times, employees ask for important paperwork last minute. But, what if you don’t want to handle certain employee requests directly? An employee […]Read More Put HR in the Hands of Your Employees With Employee Self-service Portal
Many employers use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to help employees pay for their medical-related expenses. Years ago, the “use it or lose it” rule was the main guideline for how employees could spend their money. Under this rule, employees forfeit any leftover money to you at the end of their plan year. Now, you have […]Read More Use It or Lose It? Here’s What Happens to Unused FSA Funds
As a small business owner, you might be confused by all the different small business retirement plan options out there. One retirement option you can offer is an individual retirement arrangement, or account (IRA). There are several types of IRA accounts you could consider.Read More Types of IRA Accounts You Might Be Considering
Do you want to give your employees paid time off from work? If you choose to offer paid vacation days as an employee benefit, you might not know how many to provide. To stay competitive, take a look at the national average vacation time.Read More Use the Average Vacation Time to Build Your Business’s Policy
Losing employees can be devastating for your small business. Employee turnover can drain workplace morale and cost you time and money finding replacements. What’s even worse is having to fire an employee. Read on to find out the cost of firing an employee.Read More There’s More to the Cost of Firing an Employee Than Meets the Eye
Health insurance is a great benefit to offer employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 71% of all private industry businesses offer health benefits. But, what happens when employees want to opt out of employer health insurance? They waive coverage.Read More Handling Employees Who Want to Waive Coverage from Health Insurance
When an employee is called to serve on a jury, it can be a strain on your business. You might need to adjust schedules to fill the employee’s absence. Product creation or services might be disrupted. When your employee is fulfilling their civic duty, your business doesn’t stop. But, when an employee is on jury […]Read More Do Employers Have to Give Pay for Jury Duty Leave?
Offering employer-sponsored health insurance keeps your employees healthy and happy. If you’ve decided to provide coverage, you might be wondering, “What percentage of health insurance do employers pay?” Learn what you must pay as an employer, and look at recent data on average costs.Read More What Percentage of Health Insurance Do Employers Pay?