Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Do

There’s an official-looking letter on your desk: a court has informed you that a debtor is employed at your firm and you will have to start withholding the employee’s pay accordingly. There are instructions for handling this, and a notice that you will be held in contempt if you don’t respond. You will most likely[…]

When Should You Hire Temporary Help?

You’re doing everything possible to keep your business moving forward. However, does interviewing, hiring and recruiting top talent always get put off? Using temp-to-hire positions has a number of benefits. Bringing workers on temporarily gives you the chance to see if new employees are a good fit for your company without committing to them long[…]

How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in Your Company

Allegations made about producer Harvey Weinstein engaging in years of rampant sexual harassment have focused people on the issue. This and other high-profile cases — in business and politics — have heightened awareness of the problem. At your firm, preparation in knowing what to do to respond to allegations is key to preventing them from[…]

Make Employees Smile with Dental Benefits

Employees with dental benefits are more likely to visit dentists to receive regular treatment, and employers want plans offering more frequent dental cleanings at 100 percent coverage, especially for pregnant workers and their children, since dental exams are an early detector for gestational diabetes and early childhood diabetes. Employees have become more astute health care[…]

7 Employee Award Programs to Boost Morale

Part of running a successful business is keeping not just customers happy, but employees too. Good employee morale will mean more productivity, so it’s important that you design ways to show employees your appreciation and recognize their achievements. There are many different types of award programs that you can implement, but we’ve rounded up some[…]

See Your Way Clear to Offering Vision Benefits

Vision insurance may not be considered as essential as other aspects of medical benefits, but it can benefit a company’s reputation and bottom line. Businesses should seriously consider offering it. What’s usually covered with vision insurance? Typically, routine eye exams and discounts for the purchase of corrective eyewear are covered. Some policies even contribute toward[…]

Bracket Changes and More From the IRS

You haven’t even filed your 2017 taxes yet, but the IRS has already announced changes that will affect your 2018 taxes, which you’ll be filing in 2019. The changes were announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which runs 28 pages, but below are some key points. How do these changes impact you? The standard deduction for[…]

Managing a Unionized Workforce

You may have both union and nonunion employees. If a union is voted in by some of your employees, they are union members, not union employees — they are your employees. How to deal with them? Apply the same good management techniques you’ve always used in the past. Approach managing all employees the same way,[…]

The Major Tax Changes: An Overview

The new tax law has dominated political discussion for months and will likely continue to do so well into 2018. Consequences, both intended and otherwise, are still unclear. But for now, these are the big changes for both individuals and companies. In general, the changes to individual provisions expire at the end of 2025, but[…]