New Publications on the Affordable Care Act from the IRS

New publications from the IRS help educate individuals and families about the Affordable Care Act. Employers, tax professionals, health care professionals, and other trusted advisors should share the following newly-released materials: Publication 5152 (Flyer) – Report changes to the Marketplace as they happen. Reporting changes in circumstances will allow the Marketplace to adjust advance credit payments.…

8 Best Practices for Hiring Seasonal Workers

The first official day of summer is quickly approaching. Kids, students, and the unemployed will all be on the lookout for the perfect way to spend their summer pulling in extra cash for the upcoming year. Below are a few best practices to keep in mind when hiring summer help: 1. How to attract seasonal…

Pre-employment Screening: What you don’t know CAN hurt you.

When little is known about a job applicant, employers need reliable tools and resources to help uncover employee background information, greatly reducing the risk of a bad hire. The wrong hire can lower your team’s morale, hinder productivity, and impact customer relations. Making the right hiring decisions can be critical to your business success; pre-employment screening may…

Updated COBRA Notices Highlight ACA Coverage

Workers eligible for COBRA continuation coverage when leaving a job may now choose to purchase coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. To ensure workers are aware of these changes, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released new forms with updated language. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was concerned…

Best Resources for Your Small Business

Small business owners have a lot on their plate. They must balance the major business functions while maintaining their niche within the industry. A Forbes survey found there are 28 million small businesses within the US, and they employ 50% of the population. In honor of National Small Business Week, here are a few beneficial resources to…

Automated Timekeeping: What’s in it for you? [eBook]

An employer’s most valuable asset is human capital. Managing employees’ time and labor is a crucial part of running a business, since it is often the largest expense and impacts production, growth, and profitability. Improving the time and labor management process begins with accurate and reliable data. In this article, I’ll discuss how an automated…

Paper Checks Extinct by 2026?

The first known payment by paper check occurred in the early eleventh century when an Iranian traveler visited the city of Basra and gave a merchant written instruction ordering his bank to make a payment from his account. While the U.S. economy continues to rely on checks as a form of payment , that reliance…