6 Ways to Help Deal with Labor Shortages

6 Ways to Help Deal with Labor Shortages As the economy recovers from the pandemic there are more jobs than workers. At least more jobs than workers willing to take the jobs that are available. In fact, there are 3.5 million fewer people in the workforce...

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Are You Responsible for Employee Identity Theft?

The answer is yes, which is why it’s important to practice good cyber risk management. Cyber thieves love employee personnel records. With the information they steal from Social Security numbers, birth dates, work history, bank account information...

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Unemployment Tax Rate Increases Expected

The Biden Administration’s decision to extend unemployment benefits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may significantly increase employers’ unemployment benefit tax costs for years to come. Employers fund unemployment benefits through...

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Alternatives to the Traditional 401(k)

Alternatives to the Traditional 401(k) One of the most popular group retirement plans is a 401(k). There are other options — such as PEPs, 403(b) and ESOPs — that might be a better fit for your company. First introduced in 1978, 401(k) plans are now...

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What if an Employee Refuses to Get Vaccinated?

What if an Employee Refuses to Get Vaccinated? You can fire employees who refuse to get vaccinated. Yes, you legally can say “you’re fired” (in most cases) if an employee refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine.With vaccinations now readily available,...

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IRS Waives Taxes on Donated PTO

Employee Benefits Headline News – May 26, 2021IRS Waives Taxes on Donated PTO The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has special rules for leave-sharing during natural disasters. The IRS considers COVID-19 as a major disaster. It posted a set...

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