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    Topic: Hr

    Should Benefit Packages Include Pet Insurance?
    By Lauren Brown on October 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

    With employees spending more time at home, many people have taken the opportunity to add pets to their families. The quickly-approaching holidays...

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    Study Reports More Challenges for Women in the Workplace in 2020
    By Lauren Brown on October 28, 2020 | 3 min read time

    McKinsey & Company and Lean In’s 2020 Women in the Workplace study, the sixth consecutive study of its kind, found that corporate America is at a...

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    Are Employers Required to Pay Out PTO When an Employee Leaves?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 27, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In the United States, 52% of workers do not fully utilize their allotted PTO days, which leaves many employers with a floating balance of unused...

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    IRS Announces Updates to 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 26, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In October 2020, the IRS announced key updates to 401(k) contribution limits for 2021, including changes to catch-up contributions and employer...

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    Should Employers Use an Accrual Bank or Lump Sum PTO Strategy?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 26, 2020 | 2 min read time

    How should small and mid-sized employers structure their paid time off approach? This question can significantly impact the administration of PTO...

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    Template: How HR Can Ask for a Pay Raise
    By Drew Gieseke on October 24, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Asking for a raise isn’t easy. But, by illustrating the value you’ve created clearly, coupled with third-party data, HR can make the conversation...

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    Can Employers Have PTO Blackout Dates?
    By Lauren Brown on October 23, 2020 | 2 min read time

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s important to send your team reminders about your PTO policy—especially if your policy includes...

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    What is an Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA), and How Does it Work?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 22, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Established by federal ruling in 2019, individual coverage HRAs—otherwise known as ICHRAs—are important components of the employer-provided...

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    Five Questions to Ask Online Benefits Administration Software Vendors
    By Sarah Weinstein on October 21, 2020 | 3 min read time

    When evaluating benefit administration software, it can be overwhelming to review every option in the marketplace. With this said, your vendor...

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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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