Author: Margie Reed

As explained on the official government health care site, the Affordable Care Act has three goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies ("premium tax credits") that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty...

“I decided to go into ministry work because the pay was so great!”, said no one EVER. Ministry is a thankless job in many ways. The pay isn’t usually very good, the hours are long and include nights and weekends, and the people you serve...

Relatively few companies offered flexible work environments prior to 2020. When the global health crisis turned the world upside down, mandatory closures and lockdowns forced an abrupt shift. Suddenly, millions of employees whose jobs could be done virtually were working from home. Even organizations with frontline...

Question: An employee let us know their paycheck was short. Can we wait to pay the difference on their next check? Answer: Don’t wait. If the employee was underpaid, it is in your best interest to pay the employee the difference immediately. Wages are due on the...

The Internal Revenue Service has released the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustments for dozens of tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Here are some of the key changes. Standard deduction The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax...

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released the "Know Your Rights" poster, which updates and replaces the previous “EEO Is the Law” poster, according to EEOC guidance. The poster summarizes key laws and explains that employees or applicants can file a charge if they...

Question: Am I required to pay overtime to employees who work on holidays? Answer: Generally, no. Whether you pay extra for work done on holidays is up to you. There is no federal law that requires an employer to pay extra. As for overtime, if an employee...

Employers are scrambling for top talent in a turbulent market. Recent reports published by Statista Research Department show a sky-high inflation rate of 8.3%, baby boomers retiring in droves, and over 47 million people quitting their jobs. So, are companies doing enough to stay attractive...