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  • Valentine’s Day Hearts and Harassment Training

    With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we’ll give you things to consider before you ask your coworker to be your secret valentine. And if you still have questions, reach out to schedule your harassment training! Our training covers: -Define the differences… Read More >>

  • February 2023 Dates

    FEBRUARY CALENDAR February is Black History Month. New W-4 2023 here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf  *Employers that file 250 or more information returns with the IRS must file the returns electronically. February 1 Post OSHA Form 300A Summary through April 30   Form… Read More >>

  • 2023: Inflation, recession, compensation, & retention

    Do your employees feel like their salaries aren’t keeping up with the climb of inflation as their personal financial stressors of housing, groceries, gas, and medical costs increase? 80% of 1,100 employees surveyed this October feel this way according to… Read More >>

  • January 2023 Dates

    January is National Mentor Month. Employers & Employees verify your personal information for W-2 purposes. Be on the look-out for your W-2. *If you use Bamboo HR for payroll, you have direct access to W-2’s. Check for poster updates in… Read More >>

  • December 2022 Dates

    December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month. Remind Employees to verify their personal information for W-2 purposes. Remember to update Handbooks. December 4 National Cookie Day December 18-26 Hanukkah December 21  Winter Solstice December 25  (December 26) Christmas Day (observed) … Read More >>

  • Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts

    Remember, this time of year is not just for celebrating Christmas. To be sure you create an inclusive office party, consider the timing and title of your celebration. Consider branding it an End-of-the-year or New Year party. You can focus… Read More >>

  • 2022 Employment Law Updates (not all inclusive)

    Employment laws and regulations are constantly changing. If you are not one to keep an eye on the Federal DOL and your State DOL, you may miss out on some important compliance updates. Failure to comply with labor laws can… Read More >>

  • 2022 Year-End HR Checklist

    W-2’s will be sent out this month. To limit the risk of being delivered to the wrong address, remind employees to verify their personal information, most importantly, current mailing address. *Note: Check with your payroll provider to see if W-2’s… Read More >>

  • Workplace Poster & Massachusetts PFML

    The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law requires employers to provide notice to all employees about the state’s PFML program. This includes information about contributions, benefits, and protections. When there are changes to contribution rates, a new notice… Read More >>

  • Mental health importance in your workforce

    Everyone knows that we need to support a variety of mental health services in the workplace to encourage good mental health. However, do you know what mental health literacy is? Do you know why is it so important? Mental health… Read More >>

  • New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML)

    New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML) is coming, January 1, 2023.  The NH PFML insurance plan includes: Paid Family and Paid Medical Leave together in a single insurance policy 60% wage replacement benefits up to the Social… Read More >>

  • November 2022 Dates

    Remind Employees to submit FSA receipts before EOY November 6 Daylight Savings Time Ends November 11 Veterans Day November 13 World Kindness Day November 14 World Diabetes Day November 15 Clean out your refrigerator day November 17 National Entrepreneurs Day… Read More >>

  • October 2022 Deadlines

    October 3 QSEHRA Notice Deadline (for QSEHRAs that begin January 1, 2023) What is a QSEHRA?   RDS Application Due to CMS (for plan years beginning in 1/1/2023) October 10 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day October 14 Medicare Part D Notice… Read More >>

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Hybrid Workplace

    Don’t let out of sight mean out of mind when it comes to working from home. Women and people of color show a preference for remote work in order to escape workplace microaggressions. What are microaggressions? Microaggressions are actions/comments that… Read More >>

  • 6 Ways to Implement Diversity & Inclusion in your Workplace

    As leaders, we all focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I), despite struggling to effectively implement. Organizations with diversity in gender, race, and ethnicity perform 35% better financially than similar companies lacking diversity. If you need guidance to implement D&I in… Read More >>

  • Health Equity in Employee Benefits

    Health equity came out of the COVID-19 pandemic unveiling the healthcare imbalance. Hidden barriers encountered by employees who are people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and disabled individuals came to light.  Health initiatives have been redefined to promote… Read More >>

  • Federal Judge Blocks Guidance on LGBTQ Workers

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of TN blocked guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Title VII protection from discrimination of LGBTQ employees. The U.S. Supreme Court expanded… Read More >>

  • Monkeypox and Your Business

    We are in the midst of a new outbreak, monkeypox. Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency of international concern (highest warning level) by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a public health emergency by the United States. First COVID-19… Read More >>