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Affordable Care Act FAQ for Employers

Affordable Care Act FAQ for Employers

At this point, most employers understand the basics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but they may still have questions about many of its details. The IRS recently issued a series of Q&As to help answer some specifics. Here are selected questions from the IRS,...

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Employee Portal

Employee Portal

GTM's Employee Portal is a web-based system that allows your employees to access their payroll information online at any time. Employees have the ability to view personal data, payroll information, W-2’s, and time-off accrual information online, saving you time and...

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Disaster Recovery Plan Keeps Your Payroll Safe

Disaster Recovery Plan Keeps Your Payroll Safe

Recent storms have been hammering various parts of the country, leaving thousands without power, even now as they continue to recover. These types of unforeseen disasters not only affect people’s personal lives, but they can also severely impact your business…if you...

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HIPAA Rules for Employers

HIPAA Rules for Employers

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects information, including medical records that contain identifiable health information. Are there HIPAA rules for employers that would restrict a company’s policy of requiring a doctor's note for an...

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Health Care Reform Changes for Employers

Health Care Reform Changes for Employers

Updating previous information about health care reform changes for employers, this year was anticipated to be a monumental one with respect to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. However, with the one-year delay of the employer mandate (the provision of...

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Paying a Living Wage

Paying a Living Wage

With President Obama's proposal to increase the minimum wage for Federal workers to $10.10 an hour, the subject of paying a living wage has arisen throughout the corporate community. Back in 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took a harsh tone when he asked...

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Workplace Wellness Programs

February is often symbolized with the color red—chilled, scarlet faces exposed to wintry weather, Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. Studies by the American Heart Association indicate that, "poor dietary choices and a sedentary lifestyle lead to decreased...

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Vacation Time or PTO?

Vacation Time or PTO?

Traditionally, employers offered separate paid time off benefits to employees, such as paid vacation, sick leave and personal days.  However, in the past decade, many companies have moved to a more flexible Paid Time Off or “PTO” benefit that incorporates all policies...

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