Employee Benefits
Paid Time Off: Stats Show Employers Are Re-Thinking “Vacation”

Arizona’s warmer temperatures have arrived and with them comes vacation season. As employees begin putting in requests for time off employers may be interested to know that taking a sick day or requesting vacation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. In recent years, more employers are[…]

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Employee Handbooks: 9 Mistakes That Cost Employers Big $$

No employer wants to be sued by a disgruntled employee. Unfortunately in our ever-evolving litigious society the likelihood of that happening continues to grow. Once in court there are a select number of employer-created documents that form the foundation of the company’s defense. Among the most important is[…]

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Incumbent Testing: Employers Tackle Biggest Hazard in Today’s Workplace

Due to more automation, and largely sedentary lifestyles the physical strength of the average worker has changed over the years and it’s costing employers big money. A recent study that compared the physical strength of today’s worker with those of workers 10 years earlier reported these findings. Today’s[…]

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15 Prescription Drugs Killing Employers

As prescription drug costs continue to increase it is important for employers to understand the trends behind the costs as quite often it’s the company medical plan picking up the bulk of the tab. In 2013, the United States spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs—eight times more than[…]

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Competing for Key Employees in Arizona – 4 Considerations for Employers

In recent years, Arizona has grown increasingly attractive as a destination for companies operating in industries like advanced manufacturing, financial services, aerospace and defense, bioscience, health care, technology, and innovation. Just last month Nikola Motor Company announced plans to make Buckeye, Arizona the new home for its electric[…]

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IRS Fines Employers $520 Per Employee For Late ACA Filings

Each year at this time I like to revisit for employers the deadlines around ACA reporting. The fines for missing the IRS deadlines are hefty so it’s important that companies ensure they’re on track early in January. It’s also a good time to review the forms, their purpose,[…]

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2018 Minimum Wage Rates by State

As we head into a brand new year Arizona employers, particularly those operating in multiple states, will want to ensure their payroll systems and employee poster notices have been updated with new minimum wage rates going into effect across the country. The current federal minimum wage rate is[…]

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Arizona’s Best Health Insurance Options for 2018

With all of the changes to the individual health insurance market in Arizona in recent years it can be difficult for employees to determine what their medical insurance options are outside of their employer-sponsored health plan. Often I find that employers themselves aren’t confident in the quality of[…]

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