It’s EEO-1 Report Time

Now what? Mark your calendar. Friday, June 1st is the new deadline for filing your 2017 EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). March 31st was the original deadline. Whew, right? Before you panic about yet another form, let’s first go over what the report is and which companies need to comply. The report … Read more

Attorney? HR Consultant? Who You Gonna Call?

Human resources can be somewhat tricky to navigate. There are state and federal regulations that you need to be aware of, keeping abreast of changing tax policies, and understanding best practices.  If something goes awry with one or more of your employees, you may find yourself treading in unfamiliar territory. This is especially true for … Read more

IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contribution Limits for Family Coverage (Again)

Just when you thought you had your Health Savings Account (HSA) all figured out and under control—boom—the IRS has switched it up again. Less than two months ago, the IRS announced a reduction to the 2018 maximum allowable HSA payroll deduction, from $6,900 to $6,850. Feedback from employers, major stakeholders, and even individual taxpayers reflected … Read more

So, You’re Looking for A New Hire?

The Traits of a Great Employee Let’s face it: hiring a new employee isn’t easy. It’s time-consuming and expensive. You want to make sure the right person is joining your team—because if they don’t fit, you’re not going back to square one. You’ll have to play catch-up just to get to square one and then … Read more

The Final Paycheck

The scenario: one of your employees is leaving the company. They may have resigned or the end of the relationship was not part of their plan. Either way, there is some settling up that needs to take place. How soon after the employee leaves do you need to hand over the final paycheck? Are there … Read more

The IRS Announces New (Reduced) Contribution Limits to Health Savings Accounts and Adoption Assistance

On March 5th, the IRS announced a reduction to the 2018 maximum allowable contribution to Health Savings Accounts (HSA) that the agency originally announced in May of last year. The contribution change is a result of a provision in H.R. 1, the tax reform bill enacted in December, that changed the way that inflation-related increases … Read more

The Employer’s Guide to Fringe Benefits

Today’s tight job market means that employers should consider stepping up their games to attract top talent. One way to entice employees and maintain the status quo with your existing crew is to offer fringe benefits; sweeten the pot, so to speak. It attracts high-quality hires, retains employees and rewards your team. Get back, Jojo … Read more

Tick Tock – On the Clock

What You Need to Know About On and Off the Clock Hours It’s not too difficult to determine if you must compensate nonexempt or hourly employees for working off the clock. The answer is maybe. We’re not trying to be cute or confuse you. After all, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) clearly spells out … Read more