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Emerging HR trends, compliance updates, recruitment and retention—everything you need to keep your organization running smoothly.

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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified marketing professional who writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    What is Employee Attrition and How Does it Impact Staffing?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 19, 2021

    Employee attrition may be tied to staff turnover, but the two are quite different in how they work, how they’re measured, and what they say about the...

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    New 2022 HSA and HDHP Limits for Contributions, Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 11, 2021

    The IRS recently issued new 2022 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSA), which represent the total amount of tax-advantaged dollars...

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    Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor vs. Employee Rule
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 7, 2021

    During the final days of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a ruling that was designed to implement an “economic reality”...

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    How the American Families Plan Could Change Paid Leave Requirements
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 6, 2021

    The Biden administration recently announced a new proposal that could reshape paid leave requirements for American employers. Dubbed the American...

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    Defined: Paid Parental Leave and How to Announce Changes to a Policy
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 2, 2021

    As the benefits season rolls around, it’s always best practice to evaluate your organization’s current offerings to see what works, what doesn’t, and...

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    HR Guide: Using Preferred Pronouns for a Gender-Inclusive Workplace
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 30, 2021

    A recent Gallup study reported that 5.6% of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), a more than 1% increase from data...

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    How ACA Affordability Thresholds Impact Employer Health Plans
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 27, 2021

    Each year, the IRS issues a new affordability threshold that ACA-compliant organizations must meet for employee health plans. Find out how this...

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    Step-by-Step Guide: How to Fill Out Form W-4 2021
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 20, 2021

    The 2021 version of Form W-4 may have been released in December 2020, but the tax return compliance document was completely overhauled the previous...

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    Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Open May 3: How to Apply
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 20, 2021

    The latest COVID-19 stimulus bill includes a separate relief fund called the RESTAURANTS Act, which sets aside approximately $28 billion for a Small...

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    Hiring Guide: Step-by-Step Instructions for Great Interview Processes
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 14, 2021

    No two interviews are the same because no two candidates are the same. However, HR can work with hiring managers to establish standardized practices...

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