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What Should I Do With That Returned W-2?

Tis’ the season for employers to be in the year-end scramble working diligently to finalize budgets, prepare their own company tax documentation and produce and send a slew of individual tax forms to employees.  The W-2 is the first such form (along with 1099s), which must be mailed to employees… Read More

Pay As You Go Workers Comp

Workers’ Compensation: Why Pay-As-You-Go May Be Your Way to Go

Calculating premiums for traditional workers’ compensation policies is a complex and confusing process.  It generally involves using a specified rate for each job classification that takes into account risks for the types of tasks typically performed by that type of employee.  Some states rely on data and job classifications set… Read More



Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner: Make it Not So Scary

Is it any coincidence that one of the scariest times in HR occurs around Halloween? For months, the dread of Open Enrollment often haunts Benefits Administrators and HR Professionals who struggle to keep their heads above water during this turbulent time. Many report a sense of helplessness being at the… Read More

Payroll Card Underbanked

Payroll Cards Pay Off for Employers and Employees

Serving the needs of unbanked and underbanked employees One challenge often faced by both employers and employees is providing reasonable pay options for those workers who are either unbanked or underbanked and thus cannot benefit from direct deposits.  Current estimates indicate that roughly 26.9% of the current US population (approximately… Read More

Bad Bosses

11 Bad Bosses That Are Bad News for Employee Retention

Do you have an employee retention problem?  Notice a spike in staff exits in a particular department?  Anticipating a coup at some point?  You may very well have one of these bad bosses on your payroll and need to address the matter sooner rather than later in order to… Read More

Vermont Labor Law Poster Update

A newly enacted law in Vermont provides certain workplace protections for victims of crimes.  The Vermont Human Rights Commission published the Vermont Protections for Victims of Crime notice, which adds language to include crime victims under the list of protected classes for Vermont’s Fair Employment Practices Act and thus protects… Read More

Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) Executive Pay

Don’t Fly Blind with Your Executive Compensation Under the TCJA

One often neglected area when employers review their current employee pay plans against changes under the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is executive compensation.  Two types of remuneration in particular that are frequently used by employers to attract, retain and provide monetary performance incentives for their executives, c-suite and… Read More