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    What Are Required Annual Notices for Employee Benefits in 2021?
    By Drew Gieseke on March 6, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Among the countless responsibilities HR professionals oversee on a daily basis, compliance remains one of the most vital for the continued...

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    Social Media in the Workplace: How to Evaluate and Update Your Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on March 5, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Social media is more ubiquitous than ever. Along with this near-omnipresence comes a complicated set of issues that HR professionals must navigate...

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    How Do You Conduct Job Orientation During COVID-19?
    By Lauren Brown on March 4, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Orientation is usually an opportunity for companies to welcome new employees, set up their workstation, and introduce them to colleagues on...

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    COVID-19: U.S. Expected to Have Enough Vaccines for All Adults by May 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on March 2, 2021 | 5 min read time

    With President Biden now saying that the U.S. will have enough vaccines for all adults by May 2021, how should employers plan for the next several...

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    What Are the Different Types of Health Plans Offered by Employers?
    By Drew Gieseke on March 2, 2021 | 6 min read time

    The U.S. healthcare system is complex. Between deductibles, copays, and in-network providers, it can be difficult for employers and employees...

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    A Guide for Employee Tax Questions in 2021
    By Lauren Brown on March 2, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Tax season is busy for employers on both a personal and professional level. With responsibilities that carry a heavy weight—including...

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    Compliance Check: Do Employers Have to Allow Time for Prayer at Work?
    By Drew Gieseke on February 24, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The world continues to become increasingly interconnected. As a result, religious inclusion in the workplace is more critical than ever for...

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    How to Find the Best Benefits Administration Software for Employees
    By Drew Gieseke on February 23, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Organizations in the process of searching for or switching to a different HR and benefits software solution may at first feel overwhelmed by the...

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    Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: Do I Have to Classify Some Employees as Hourly?
    By Lauren Brown on February 22, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Besides part-time and full-time, perhaps one of the most important classifications of employees is distinguishing between exempt and non-exempt....

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    Department of Labor Delays Independent Contractor vs. Employee Rule
    By Drew Gieseke on February 19, 2021 | 3 min read time

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

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