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Compensation & Benefits

Supreme Court rules for religious employers

07/09/2020
Two of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decisions of the 2019-2020 term backed employers’ ability to invoke religion to exempt themselves from laws affecting employees and the workplace.

The next coronavirus crisis: No care for employees’ kids

07/07/2020
As you get ready to bring employees back to your physical workplace, prepare for an unexpected impediment: Workers unable to return because they can’t find anyone to look after their children.

Back to work with higher pay! Or maybe less

07/02/2020
Employers that need to closely manage their labor budgets face challenging times. Many have had to raise wages to ensure adequate staffing. But more money isn’t a universal solution.

Let’s talk about PTO and payroll taxes

07/01/2020
Employees just getting back to the office may be reluctant to schedule time off, either because they have a lot to do or because they don’t want to be seen as dispensable. But you’ll run headlong into a Payroll and HR catastrophe if you have a use-it-or-lose-it PTO policy.

Snapshot: Why employees say they take FFCRA paid leave

06/30/2020
19% of employees polled say they have taken or plan to take paid leave available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Use open enrollment to explain new plan changes

06/30/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in important changes for employer-provided health plans. According to experts at the Mercer consulting firm, this fall’s upcoming open enrollment season is the perfect opportunity to make sure employees understand what’s new.

August 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

06/30/2020
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Pandemic perks: No-contact mobile refueling at work

06/26/2020
Companies can come to your workplace and refuel employee or fleet cars on the spot.

Covid-19: Encourage taking FFCRA paid leave

06/25/2020
As you prepare to welcome employees back to work, remember that some of them, or their family members, may still be sickened by covid-19. In many cases, they are entitled to paid sick leave, and it won’t cost you a penny to provide it.

Off-duty worker ignores social distancing: How to respond

06/18/2020
If you discover that employees have flaunted local COVID-19 guidelines outside of work, can you place them on an unpaid leave of absence to quarantine before they return to work?