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Workplace Flexibility: Trends and Insights

Workplace Flexibility: Trends and Insights

Are you looking for inexpensive yet effective ways to attract and retain top performers as skills gaps in the labor force widen and the fight for talent becomes fiercer?  Evolving expectations about work have changed what it takes to satisfy workers, including:...

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Employee Recognition Program

Employee Recognition Program

One of the most important aspects of successful retention is an effective employee recognition program. When examining what employees are looking for in terms of benefits and pay, organizations often overlook employee recognition programs, which can be a very low-cost...

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Medicare Surtax for High-Income Employees

Medicare Surtax for High-Income Employees

Since the beginning of last year, employers have been required to withhold an additional nine-tenths of a percent for the Medicare surtax for high-income employees. The rules are somewhat complicated, so the IRS recently updated its frequently-asked questions on how...

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EAP Benefits for Employees

EAP Benefits for Employees

It is estimated that an average employee working in the U.S. spends 53 working hours resolving family-related matters. This staggering figure supports the reasoning behind employer-sponsored Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).  Such programs help employees...

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Compensable Work Activity

Compensable Work Activity

Decades ago, Congress fleshed out the definition of work, in an attempt to clarify what a compensable work activity is and what is not. Now the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to take another look at the issue. Problems can arise when employees believe they aren't...

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Does My Business Need an Employee Handbook?

Does My Business Need an Employee Handbook?

Why Do We Need an Employee Handbook? In 2012, there were 99,412 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination charges filed. A single discrimination law suit can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in defense expenses and settlement or jury...

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Hiring Summer Interns: Help or Hinderance?

Whether your organization is a small business or a Fortune 500 Company, you may be considering hiring summer interns. Below are a few benefits and drawbacks of such a practice, as well as some important compliance and liability items to consider before accepting the...

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