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Try These Five Effective Employee Rewards

Try These Five Effective Employee Rewards

Employee rewards are a form of recognition that shouldn’t be thought of as “nice”, but instead, necessary. By providing your employees with simple rewards, you are reinforcing the actions and behaviors you most want to see repeated. Since the majority of employees want you to see them as essential contributors, and truly want to be…
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Saving for Retirement: 401(k) vs IRA

Saving for Retirement: 401(k) vs IRA

Both 401(k)s and IRAs offer tax-advantaged retirement savings. However, there are some key differences. What Is a 401(k)? A 401(k) is a qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan. All contributions you make to a 401(k) account are pre-tax, meaning you won’t be taxed on that money at the time you earn it. Instead, you’ll pay taxes on…
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Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

As employers look for ways to control and reduce their healthcare costs, high-deductible plans are becoming more common. This means that more Americans are also becoming eligible for Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs. These interest-bearing accounts are used both to save for future medical expenses and pay for current out-of-pocket medical expenses using tax-free cash….
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FLSA Final Overtime Rule – General Summary

FLSA Final Overtime Rule – General Summary

Since 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor has been working to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s guidelines on which employees receive overtime pay. President Obama set a goal of ensuring all workers are fairly paid for the work they perform nearly two years ago, and on May 18, 2016, the Department published its final…
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Good Things Happen When You Put Employee Motivation First

Good Things Happen When You Put Employee Motivation First

Employee motivation seems to be slipping through the cracks for most companies. In fact, the 2016 State of Employee Feedback study from Quantum Workplace found that only 26 percent of 300 organizations surveyed said they prioritized increasing motivation and engagement. This is alarming considering that motivation is vital to the success of any company. An April 2015…
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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into…
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