Never Overlook PTO as a Recruiting Tool
Although Americans are notoriously bad for not taking their vacation time—even when they’ve accrued it–paid time off (PTO) remains one of the most attractive benefits employers can offer. So, when you’re hiring, don’t underestimate its importance as a recruiting tool. Having outdated PTO policies or offering minimal vacation, sick, and personal time can turn potential candidates off. Generous policies, on the other hand, can help you secure your next dream hire. Here’s what you need to know about why PTO matters so much.Read on.
Work Burnout Is a (Preventable) Epidemic
I loved french fries. When I was in college, for about one semester, I worked at a local fast food chain. Pretty much every meal I had during my shifts included french fries. After a few months of a diet consisting of 50% fries, I lost that loving feeling. I became burned out.
What are the Rules on Paying Employees When Weather Closes the Doors?
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Irma and the havoc they have and will cause, undoubtedly, many businesses have been damaged or destroyed while others have closed temporarily for safety and security reasons. These businesses may remain closed or operate with limited hours for days, weeks, or possibly months. When such closures occur as a result of nature’s forces, what are an employer’s obligations to continue paying its employees?Read on.
NLRB Taking Aim At Gig Economy
Josh Eidelson from Bloomberg reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against gig economy mainstay Handy earlier this week, alleging that the on-demand workers who provide home cleaning services through its online platform are actually employees and not independent contractors. This is a troubling sign for gig businesses. Read more.
Employers Can Provide Tax-Free Disaster Assistance
In wake of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat from Irma, we'd like to share some facts from the IRS regarding disaster relief.
The Internal Revenue Code (Code) allows an employer to provide tax-free disaster relief to its employees in those instances that the payments constitute qualified disaster relief payments. To qualify for the tax-free treatment, Code Section 139 defines a "qualified disaster relief payment" to mean any amount paid to or for the benefit of an individual, including payments to employees
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