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Top Ten Checklist for a Successful Company Party

December 14, 2018

Every year companies are faced with the task of hosting the annual holiday party. Or not. 

In the wake of a slew of high profile sexual harassment lawsuits and growing awareness of rampant misconduct in the workplace, some companies are thinking twice about planning any social events for employees. 

Yes, there are many ways that a seemingly harmless celebration can turn into an HR - and PR (public relations) - catastrophe. But, with some careful pre-planning, solid HR policies, and clear and open communications with employees, you can have a fun, worry-free work party at any time of the year.

Here are 10 tips to remember when planning an office social event. Some may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many companies forget common best practices.

Some FYIs on FSAs - Use it. Don't Lose it.

November 26, 2018

The IRS recently announced changes to the 2019 contribution caps for health flexible spending accounts and transportation plans.

The annual, pre-tax contribution limit for employee health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) will increase $50 in 2019 to $2,700. This also applies to limited-purpose FSAs which are designed for use with health savings accounts and exclusively cover dental and vision expenses. 

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

November 15, 2018

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2019. 

See the latest information on upcoming changes.

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

Cyber Threats: Plan Now to Maximize Your Agency’s Value

November 8, 2018

Agency owners and producers must not only be experts in the products they offer, these days they must be tech-savvy too—or find the right partners to help them. Above all, they must learn about, and defend against, mounting cyber threats.

Voter Leave Laws

November 2, 2018

State officials across the country are predicting record voter turnout on election day. Are you prepared?

Employers should review their policies to make sure employees are provided time off to vote as required by law, and that all other obligations of the business are met. 

New Jersey - Paid Sick Leave Law

October 22, 2018

New Jersey passed a state-wide paid sick leave law which goes into effect on October 29, 2018. The law will allow employees to take up to 40 hours of paid time off annually for a covered reason, such as illness or preventative treatment, for themselves or a covered individual.  

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