Health Care Quandary: What’s the Difference Between an HSA and FSA?

November 24, 2021
Health Care Quandary: What’s the Difference Between an HSA and FSA?

Whether you’re an employer who wants to educate employees on the difference between a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) or an employee considering the pros and cons of these accounts, it’s crucial to understand them. Both employee benefits offer tax advantages, as the contributions are made on a pre-tax basis. However,… Read More »

Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

November 16, 2021
Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

What is the difference between paid time off (PTO), paid sick leave, paid vacation, and paid personal leave? And how do you know which type of paid leave program you should offer?  Don’t worry—it doesn’t have to be too complicated. On a high level, employers have two options: Either institute an overarching PTO policy or… Read More »

21 Unique Employee Benefits & Perks to Make Companies Stand Out

October 27, 2021
21 Unique Employee Benefits & Perks to Make Companies Stand Out

Most employers have experienced the highly competitive talent market. As qualified professionals become increasingly difficult to find, organizations must think beyond traditional workplace benefits.  The best candidates and employees desire much more than the standard health, retirement, and salary benefits. They are searching for an employer that shows that they value their team’s time, well-being,… Read More »

17 Ways to Ensure OSHA Compliance + COVID-19 Guidance

October 20, 2021
17 Ways to Ensure OSHA Compliance + COVID-19 Guidance

One of the most important things an employer can do is guarantee the safety of their employees. By doing so, they also protect their business or organization. This is why it’s crucial for employers to know and understand workplace safety requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA administers and enforces regulations… Read More »

Payroll Deductions: What ME, MA & NH Employers Can Withhold

October 13, 2021
Payroll Deductions: What ME, MA & NH Employers Can Withhold

When you consider payroll deductions, taxes and health insurance premiums may be the first things that come to mind.  Of course, many employers also wonder about wage deductions for losses, damages, and mistakes. Then there are items like uniforms and voluntary deductions—how exactly do you handle them? What else are employers permitted (or not) to… Read More »

Sunday & Holiday Work: Understanding Massachusetts Blue Laws

October 5, 2021
Sunday & Holiday Work: Understanding Massachusetts Blue Laws

There are many labor laws Massachusetts employers must be aware of, such as the state’s specific sick leave laws. Then there are the Massachusetts Blue Laws, which contain specific requirements regarding time and pay for employees who work on Sundays or certain holidays.  So, how do you know if your business must comply with the… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Time Theft + 5 Ways to Prevent It

September 21, 2021
A Complete Guide to Time Theft + 5 Ways to Prevent It

As they say, time is money—and no employment issue makes that more evident than that of time theft. Believe it or not, we’re not referring to futuristic time traveling villains. Sorry to disappoint. Nonetheless, timecard fraud is a significant problem and more common than you might think.  A study in the Kentucky CPA Journal called… Read More »