Benefits News

May 20, 2021

Are we required to pay employees who attend a “welcome back” party?

Question We’ll be reopening our office this summer and may celebrate the occasion with an outdoor “welcome back” party for employees. We’d be sure to follow […]
May 18, 2021

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2022

On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year […]
May 13, 2021

What are the penalties and costs for misclassifying employees?

Question What are the penalties and costs for misclassifying employees? Answer The answer will depend on a number of factors, such as how many employees are […]
May 11, 2021

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention

The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but […]
May 6, 2021

Talking About Menopause in the Workplace

Our Senior Editor, Lisa DeShantz-Cook, has a piece in Quartz explaining why employees experiencing menopause need support. It was featured by the Editors at LinkedIn News. […]
May 4, 2021

Businesses are struggling to hire—Here’s what they can do about it

If you’re finding it difficult to hire employees, you’re not alone. Bloomberg reports that many small businesses are struggling to find people who currently want to work—in fact, […]
April 29, 2021

Compliance Challenges? You’re Not Alone!

Earlier this month, our CEO, Nathan Christensen, joined Ben Eubanks and the HR Tech Talk podcast to discuss the state of HR and compliance for small […]
April 27, 2021

Do we need to pay a remote employee for travel time to the office?

Question We have a non-exempt employee who has been working from home. Do we need to pay her for time spent traveling to the office? She’s […]
April 22, 2021

The Fundamentals of Performance Management

The right performance management process for your organization depends in large part on what you want to accomplish with it and what you’re willing to invest […]
April 20, 2021

Can we ask for more detail when an employee marks “personal” for the reason they’re requesting a vacation day?

Question Can we ask for more detail when an employee marks “personal” for the reason they’re requesting a vacation day? Answer You can generally ask employees […]
April 16, 2021

Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Question Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination? Answer You can ask employees for proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, but you need […]
April 12, 2021

COBRA Subsidy: What Employers Need to Know

The American Rescue Act of 2021 (ARPA) is the latest federal law addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most aspects of the law do […]