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January 10, 2019

IRS Announces Tax Season Start Date Despite Government Shutdown

By: Kelly Phillips Erb for Forbes, picture from GETTY The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 28, 2019. The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns that day. The IRS made the start date announcement despite the ongoing government...

January 9, 2019

15 Bad Work Habits I’m Ditching This Year (and You Should, Too!)

By: Jaclyn Westlake for The Muse I used to love making big, dramatic new year’s resolutions. I’d promise to work out every day, stop eating junk food, or finally become fluent in Spanish. But eventually, I realized that I wasn’t so great at following through on my...

January 8, 2019

NYC to Fund Health Care for All, Including the Undocumented

By Henry Goldman for Bloomberg  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $100 million plan that he said would provide affordable “healthcare for all,” reaching about 600,000 people, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents not enrolled in Medicaid and young workers whose current plans are too...

January 3, 2019

Keeping Compensation Fresh in 2019

By: Joanne Sammer for SHRM With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest level since 1969, employers are adjusting pay-raise budgets for 2019 and raising their wage and salary offers to attract needed talent. After several years of pay increases below 3 percent on average, pay levels for hourly...

December 27, 2018

Four Ways To Prioritize Employee Wellness

By: Jason McCann for Forbes For being such a mobile society, you’d think we’d be a lot more active. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. According to research from the World Health Organization, nearly 28% of people don’t meet the physical activity guidelines of 75 minutes of...

December 18, 2018

Infection Prevention: Prevent Spreading Germs During the Holidays

By: the staff at FOX8 in High Point, NC The holidays are an exciting time of year, but they’re also the height of cold and flu season. Many seasonal illnesses are passed from person to person through food or contact, which is why it is very...

December 14, 2018

10 Resolutions HR Departments Should Make For 2019

By: Expert Panel, Forbes Human Resources Council for Forbes January is a popular time for resolutions, not only for individuals, but also for businesses. All of your departments can benefit from reviewing processes and decisions made in the past year, but HR in particular should be looking at what they can learn from the...

December 11, 2018

Don’t Fall for These Year-End E-Mail Scams Targeting Payroll Data

By Stephen Miller, CEBS for SHRM  IRS and FBI advise warning employees to guard their payroll passwords The IRS and FBI are urging employers to prepare for end-of-the-year scams that aim to steal employee information. "The holidays and tax season present great opportunities for scam artists to steal...

December 4, 2018

3 Points to Remember About FMLA During the Holidays

By: David S. Mohl © Jackson Lewis P.C. for SHRM To avoid an unwanted gift from the Department of Labor during the holiday season, employers should ensure that they properly administer Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leaves taken during company holidays. Determining whether company holidays count towards...