The remaining provisions of the Affordable Care Act will soon be enacted but many small business owners are so confused about the many provisions that they don’t know where to begin. The following tips are designed to eliminate some of the guesswork and give small business owners a starting point. As these are general guidelines, it’s always best to consult with your accountant and your attorney to ultimately determine the provisions that …Read More
Five Things Small Business Owners Need to Do To Prepare for The Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Obamacare)
As healthcare costs rise, employers have continued to shift a growing percentage of the cost of health benefits to employees. And, as workers shoulder more of their medical costs, they will need to better understand the health benefits they are offered at work and how to effectively use them.
Cost-Shifting Increases Employee Costs and the Need for Education
Workers are contributing almost twice as much today toward the amount of their employee …Read More
As employees are completing and filing their Federal income taxes, this is often a time for them to review their Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Although it is tempting to offer advice to your employees concerning how best to fill out their W-4, you should resist that impulse. There are many resources available for employees to understand how best to fill out their form, starting with the instructions on the top of …Read More
Since I began my Human Resources career twenty-plus years ago, the phrase “employees are our greatest asset” has been expressed by HR professionals time and time again. As a matter of fact, this mantra was even the motto and tagline at one of my previous employers, an HR Consulting firm. Well, I’m here to say that employees are not our greatest asset, and if you look at the facts hard enough, this shouldn’t shock you.
Yes, we rely on …Read More
Dresser & Associates
Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s all about the journey, not the destination”? Sure you have.
If you’ve never heard the term “outreach program”, it’s all about seeking to hire qualified women, minorities and veterans into your open positions. Mostly, government contractors and others doing business with the Federal Government are required to create Affirmative Action Plans as part of their ongoing recruitment efforts. As …Read More