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In an effort to assist individuals and companies in implementing provisions of the Act, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) began publishing in September 2010 a series of FAQs. We’ve chosen a few of them to highlight in this white paper.
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Monday, March 03, 2014
A new survey illustrates how much has changed in the world of employee compensation over the past 5 years, with employers far more concerned about retaining talent than they were in 2009.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Fiduciary responsibility is a serious matter. You may know that intentional or even ignorant breaches in fiduciary duty can mean significant financial penalties—personal financial penalties, mind you—not to mention the potential for jail time. It is therefore wise to understand if you have fiduciary responsibilities, and if you do, to understand exactly what they are.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Here we take a closer look at state credits and incentives directed toward hiring people who are traditionally at a disadvantage in the job market. Sometimes the credits and incentives are against payroll taxes, but most often they are against income taxes to the corporation or franchise. Benjamin Smith, senior tax manager of the Tax Product Group at First Advantage, explains.
Monday, January 20, 2014
More and more employers are embracing voluntary benefits, according to new research. And as employers seek to attract new employees and retain the ones they have, voluntary benefits get more creative. For example, companies can purchase or provide access to insurance coverage for electronic devices like cell phones, laptops, and tablets.
Monday, January 06, 2014
It's always nice to get a glimpse of what's ahead. In compensation, the information could be especially valuable, considering that your company is likely to be in much more intensive competition for talent than it has been in recent years. Dawn Fay, district president of Robert Half, filled us in recently on some of the trends they are seeing.
Monday, December 23, 2013
In spite of high-profile testimonials to the contrary (i.e., Yahoo), more companies seem to be allowing employees to work wherever they want to as long as they can get the job done. One question naturally arises: How do you set compensation for a remote job?
Monday, December 09, 2013
Many employers now offer a 401(k) or similar plan that allows employees to accumulate retirement savings. But a problem occurs when the employee moves on--and the plan balances do not. Why is it important for an employer to address old plan balances?
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