Start Reviewing Your 401(k) Plan for 2015

Posted by Amy Robertson

Aug 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again when employers should be reviewing service providers and benefit plans for the New Year. One that should not be overlooked is your 401(k) plan. Employers that offer a 401(k) plan have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure their company-sponsored plans have reasonable fees and expenses. 

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Topics: Benefit Administration

5 Necessary HR Changes for a Newly-Married Employee

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Aug 6, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Spring and fall are the two most popular times for couples to get married. This big life event not only takes time away from work, but also requires certain internal changes to be processed. Below are a few of the most common updates that every organization’s Human Resource department will need to adjust:

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Topics: Benefit Administration, Payroll, Human Resources

How to Avoid Hiring Bad Employees [infographic]

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jul 30, 2014 4:15:00 PM

Have you ever considered whether an employee seems too good to be true? Over half of all job applications contain false information. How is an employer supposed to know about these discrepancies when they have what they think is a great match for the position and their company?

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Topics: Human Resources

3 Common Time and Labor Employee Errors

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jul 23, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Consider this: An employee comes into work ten minutes late a few days a week, occasionally exceeds his/her given lunch break, and leaves the office a couple minutes early every other day. Over the course of the year, these additional (unworked) minutes add up to an entire week's worth of pay. Now, let's say they get paid $10 per hour for a 40-hour work week. If multiple employees are following suit with overstated time tendencies, the business owner is in turn paying out thousands of dollars of unworked labor per year. It may seem minimal on a week-to-week basis, but these inflated time cards can create a larger issue for the company's bottom line.

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Topics: Time and Labor

Seasonal Workers' Effect on the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jul 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Many businesses have hired seasonal employees to help balance out their busy summer season. Business owners need to be aware of how the seasonal help can affect their employment numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Topics: Affordable Care Act

Summertime savings with a Dependent Care FSA

Posted by Kelsey McElveen

Jul 9, 2014 12:00:00 PM

It’s summertime! Children are out of school and ready to go to camp. Want to know an easy way to save some money?

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Topics: Benefit Administration

9 Signs It’s Time For A Website Redesign

Posted by Benjamin Gemborys

Jul 2, 2014 10:05:00 AM

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a website worth? 1,000 visits a day? If you haven’t updated your website in a while, it may not be. Your website is often the first point of reference for new clients to discover and research your business. It is up to you to make sure that your website represents your brand in all its glory. Delve into the list below to see why it may be time for you to start thinking about a website redesign.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing

Beware: Tax Penalties & Fees

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jun 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Let’s face it, companies can get overwhelmed with the day-to-day business functions and forget to complete tasks such as remitting payment for payroll taxes. These things happen and payments can be made late, but it is important to stay on top of your company's taxes to ensure larger consequences do not arise. A recent article published by the Journal of Accountancy, touches on the penalties of not paying payroll taxes. 

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Topics: Payroll, Tax and Compliance

Prepared for a disaster? Hurricane season is here.

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jun 19, 2014 9:15:00 AM

Hurricane season has officially begun. The hazardous weather conditions will remain prevalent until November 30th. According to an interview with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), "Small businesses that don't have a plan in place generally don't survive after a disaster, whether it's a flood or a tornado. We see that anywhere from 40-60 percent of those that are hit like that simply don't come back to business." Is your business prepared for a disaster with a recovery plan in place?

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Topics: Payroll

ACA Questions Answered for Small Businesses

Posted by Stephanie Allen

Jun 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Studies have shown that small employers are the least likely to understand the ACA and their coverage options. Below are the top 10 questions and answers small employers have regarding the Affordable Care Act.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act