Employers are not legally allowed to stop their employees from discussing payroll, even amongst one another. Additionally, they are also prohibited from taking any adverse action against employees for such discussions, as doing so infringes upon the rights that employees have been given under the NLRA, or National Labor Relations Act, Section 7.
Some business owners are considering providing their employees with benefits which will ease the financial impact of childcare. DCAP, or Dependent Care Assistance Program is a great way to start, and below is what employers should know about it.
An employee’s first day can be exciting and stressful at the same time. The goal of their employer should be to assist them in transitioning and settling in as smoothly as possible, and below are some tips that will help you do exactly that.
The first batch of health insurance marketplace notices have recently been sent out and you may have received one. Below is a description of what these notices mean, why some receive them, and how you should respond.
Today in the corporate world, most employees will expect employee benefits and salary increases over time. The wages they are paid should ideally be in line with inflation, and is a way of rewarding them for good work. However, figuring out the proper amount can be tricky. An employer should take into consideration their morale, schedule market averages, and their performance.
Establishing employee health coverage has become an essential part of operating a business, large or small. However, smaller enterprises have had a more challenging time acquiring sufficient coverage since the passing of the Affordable Care Act. One solution that has been devised is level funded health plans. Below is a description of how it works, and the advantages companies can gain by using it.
A number of small businesses owners want to know if it’s possible to reimburse the individual health insurance of their employees, rather than providing a standard group policy. Additionally, they want to know if such an arrangement is taxable.
How does company culture work, and why is it needed? The term involves key factors, such as leadership and the behavior of employees, but also includes systems, habits, beliefs, language, values and vision. Every successful small business has developed their own culture, and below are some ways to establish it within your enterprise.
No legal mandate currently requires companies to offer severance pay to their employees. However, many businesses will provide it in the event that an employee terminates. In most cases the amount will depend on the length of time in which they’ve been with the company. Some companies will give a week’s worth of pay for each year someone has been employed, or a flat rate which is the equivalent of six work weeks. The severance may be split into separate payments or given all at once.
Many small business owners are coming to terms with the new tax reform 2018 bill. It has made drastic changes to income taxes associated with individuals and businesses, and below are the most important new tax rules that business owners should be aware of this year.