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06/01/2121

What Is a Money Purchase Pension Plan?

A money purchase pension plan is an employee retirement benefit plan that requires companies to contribute a specific percentage of an

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06/01/2121

IRS Adjusts HSA Limits for 2022

As it does each year, the IRS has announced changes for health savings accounts, which are associated with high-deductible health plans. The figures

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06/01/2121

Do You Need an Economic Injury Disaster Loan?

Even before the pandemic, the Small Business Administration offered Economic Injury Disaster Loans for “losses not covered by insurance or

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06/01/2121

How Do Holidays Affect FMLA Leave?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) dictates that employers with 50 or more employees must give eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid,

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04/28/2121

A Checklist for Navigating Open Enrollment

Before Open Enrollment – Reflect on the previous open enrollment period. Note the successes and failures and formulate a strategy for avoiding

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04/28/2121

When You Have an HR Department of One

At a minimum, the human resources department handles: Recruiting. Hiring. Compensation. Employee benefits. Training and development. Employee

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04/28/2121

How Much FMLA Leave Should Part-Time Employees Receive?

To take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employee must: Work for an employer that has least 50 employees for 20 or more workweeks in

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04/28/2121

Employers Get Tax Breaks for Vaccination Leave

Small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, can claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid

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03/22/2121

Repaying Deferred Payroll Taxes

IRS Notice 2020-65 allowed employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s Social Security taxes. This deferral applied to those with

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03/22/2121

Rethinking Your Employee Benefits Strategy

In the past, as long as you provided health insurance and retirement benefits, your benefits were considered competitive. Now, the pressure is on

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03/22/2121

Hiring in a New Era

As you create your company’s hiring plan for a post-pandemic world, you need to adapt to a new reality. To begin with, you will need to

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03/22/2121

7 Key Aspects of Payroll Compliance

1. Federal wage and hour laws The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets federal wage and hour standards, which are administered by the U.S. Department

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03/03/2121

Employment Records Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?

Preview in new tab How long do you have to keep records? There’s no one answer. However, we’ve summarized some of the most common federal

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03/03/2121

What Will Retaining Talent Look Like in the Post-Pandemic Workplace?

Who could have predicted the disruption and change 2020 brought to the way we work? Now that we are starting to look ahead, past the loss and the

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03/03/2121

Common Overtime Mistakes To Avoid

There are many ways to run afoul of overtime laws. Below are some of the most common — review them to ensure that you’re always in

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03/03/2121

Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?

Can an employer require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19? It’s a simple question, but one that does not have an easy answer. In

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02/02/2121

An Overview of Federal and State Overtime Exemption Laws

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule increasing the salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional

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02/02/2121

Are Your Employees Cross-Trained?

When employees quit or miss work for some reason, when layoffs become necessary, or even when it’s just a matter of busy season, cross-trained

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02/02/2121

What Are Predictive Scheduling Laws?

At times, you may want to suddenly change an hourly employee’s work schedule to better suit your business needs. However, several jurisdictions

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02/02/2121

Employee Retention Tax Credit Gets a Boost

The second relief bill, passed at the end of 2020, contains updates to the employee retention credit, a refundable payroll tax credit. Each option

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12/02/2020

IRS Updates Form 941 To Reflect COVID-19 Tax Credits

The IRS has revised Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, to accommodate COVID-19-related employment tax credits granted under the

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12/02/2020

What the Taxpayer First Act Means for Employers

According to the IRS’ website, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 “aims to broadly redesign” the IRS by expanding and strengthening

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12/02/2020

Cash Balance Plans: Defined-Benefit with a Twist

Both individuals and the companies they work for continue to explore new ways to address the finances of retirement. One option is the cash balance

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