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    Defined: Voluntary vs. Involuntary Employee Turnover
    By Courtney Cox on October 20, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Regardless of the business, there are two main types of employee turnover: voluntary and involuntary. Within each of these categories, you will...

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    Final 2020 1094-C, 1095-C ACA Reporting Forms Issued by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on October 19, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The IRS recently released final versions of the 2020 Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms, which include 1094-C and 1095-C. What should employers know...

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    Parental Leave—What’s the Industry Standard?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 16, 2020 | 3 min read time

    A recent survey from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that paid maternity leave is now offered by more than half (55%) of all...

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    How HR and Small Businesses Can Improve Labor Law Compliance for 2021
    By Courtney Cox on October 16, 2020 | 5 min read time

    The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that employers post certain notices in their workplaces in order to ensure employees have access to...

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    Five Ways to Recruit and Retain Top Employee Talent
    By Courtney Cox on October 15, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Finding top-talent that fits within your organization is a challenge and an opportunity for all employers. Additionally, retaining the best...

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    Does Form I-9 Need to Be Filed Separately From Personnel Documents?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 14, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Employment compliance is a tricky but necessary component of any HR team's responsibilities. This includes new hire documentation such as Form...

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    Announced: Wage Cap Increase for 2021 Social Security Payroll Taxes
    By Drew Gieseke on October 13, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 13, 2020, that the wage cap for Social Security payroll taxes will increase in 2021....

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    What's the Difference Between Active and Passive Enrollment?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 12, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is approaching, which means it's time for HR to begin thinking about strategy—and that strategy needs to include more than just...

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    How Should Employers Plan for Holiday Parties?
    By Lauren Brown on October 9, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The end of the year usually means long-awaited holiday parties and celebrations at the office. However, with COVID-19 still surging across the...

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    How Unused Vacation Days Impact Your Bottom Line
    By Drew Gieseke on October 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    According to CNN Travel, 768 million vacation days went unused in 2019—a new record.  At surface level, employees electing to work over taking...

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