6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

May 5, 2021
6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

The state of the pandemic and the regulations around it are constantly changing. Mask mandates—a potentially delicate subject—have also changed frequently along with the weather, the number of COVID-19 cases, and the vaccination rollout. So how can employers follow mask mandates and ensure their employees do the same? Can you require masks at your business,… Read More »

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

April 27, 2021
Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

As coronavirus vaccinations continue to roll out and companies plan to return to “normal” business operations, a new complicated question comes to the forefront: Can employers require COVID-19 vaccinations prior to employees returning to the workplace? The short answer is yes. The long answer comes with a few other key questions as you decide whether… Read More »

All You Need to Know About S Corp Health Insurance

April 21, 2021
All You Need to Know About S Corp Health Insurance

If you are forming your new company, you are probably considering which business structure will provide the most appropriate legal and financial protections for you—LLC, S corporation, C corporation, or sole proprietorship. Many entrepreneurs choose an S corp, which is a great option for small businesses because:  They don’t have to pay corporate income tax.… Read More »

11 Steps to Take When Hiring Your First Employee

April 14, 2021
11 Steps to Take When Hiring Your First Employee

Are you in the process of hiring your first employee? Congratulations! Reaching the point where you are ready to start growing your team is an exciting time in any company’s journey. When you bring on people, however, you also have more responsibilities and requirements to fulfill. Not to worry—we’re sharing 11 steps you should take… Read More »

How to Develop a Safety Program + 6 Tips for Workplace Safety

March 16, 2021
How to Develop a Safety Program + 6 Tips for Workplace Safety

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics received 2.8 million reports of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 15 workplace deaths occurred daily. These sobering statistics speak to the importance of developing a safety program in order to protect both your employees and… Read More »

Returning Employees to the Workplace? 5 Things to Consider

March 9, 2021
Returning to the Workplace: 5 Things to Consider

As we approach the one-year mark since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country have a lot to consider.  Will they transition employees back to the office? Will they stay remote? Will they take a hybrid approach? While we look to the future, we know the workplace will certainly look different. It… Read More »

IRS 2021 Mileage Rates: Everything Businesses Need to Know

March 2, 2021
IRS 2021 Mileage Rates: Everything Businesses Need to Know

Does your business have team members on the road? Pump the brakes on those driving deductions and reimbursements!  As of January 1, 2021, the IRS lowered standard mileage rates by 1.5 cents, largely due to the pandemic and decreased driving costs. Why does this matter to employers? If you, like many other businesses, use this… Read More »

Wage Deductions: Can You Charge Employees for Mistakes?

February 23, 2021
Wage Deductions: Can You Charge Employees for Mistakes?

If you have owned a business with employees for any length of time, chances are at least one of those employees has made a mistake. After all, you work with humans, it’s bound to happen.  What kind of mistakes are we talking about? Cash or cash register shortages Acceptance of bad checks Lost, damaged, or… Read More »

Are Employee Gifts Taxable?: A Complete Guide to the De Minimis Rule

February 15, 2021
Are Employee Gifts Taxable?: A Complete Guide to the De Minimis Rule

You enjoy treating employees with the occasional gift, office snack, or meal compensation. These little things help boost employee morale and productivity and can be great for showing them your appreciation.  But you may also be wondering about the de minimis rule. Are those employee gifts taxable? How will you know, and how do you… Read More »