Posts by: Joanna Morrow
401(k) & Taxation: 10 Things Employers Should Know

It used to be that setting up a 401K plan was a daunting task but in recent years plan sponsors have evolved and made plans a lot more user friendly. Recent research performed by Willis Towers Watson reported the following statistics: Around 40% of sponsors reduced the number[…]

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Paid Time Off: Arizona 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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$1.7 Trillion in Uncredited Wages – 8 Employer Questions Answered

Recently a large number of employers have received letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) department titled “Employer Correction Requests”. These letters notify of discrepancies between the information SSA has on record relative to an individual’s name and/or social security number (SSN), and that which the employer has[…]

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Healthcare: A Canadian Explains What the U.S. Does Better

Last week’s article explained the differences between “Medicare for All”, “Single Payer”, “Universal Healthcare” and “Socialized Medicine”. If you missed that explanation you can read it here. When it comes to healthcare economics there are suppliers, buyers and consumers. “Buyers” are the ones holding the purse. They decide[…]

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“Medicare for All” – 8 Things You Should Know

As Presidential candidates from both sides ramp up their campaigns in preparation for the 2020 election, healthcare is positioned high on most agendas. With politicians throwing around terminology such as “Medicare for All”, “Public Option”, “Single Payer”, and “Socialized Medicine”, distinguishing the differences between each can seem daunting.[…]

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Employer EEO-1 Reporting Deadline: 10 Things To Know

On March 18, 2019 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced employers may now begin using the EEO-1 Online Filing System to report their 2018 employment data.The official opening followed a federal court decision, issued on March 4, 2019, that reinstated requirements for employers to also include information[…]

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3 Employer Strategies for Saving Big on Health Insurance

In Arizona, between 80-85% of an employer’s health insurance premium is used by the insurer to pay claims. Companies looking to make a serious dent in health insurance costs need to focus on solutions that help reduce the insurer’s claim spend. Here are the 3 areas that have the[…]

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Arizona Paid Sick Leave: 5 Tips for Employers

There are no federal laws currently in the United States that require employers to provide paid sick leave for their employees. However as a growing trend, states across the country are continuing to enact their own paid sick leave laws. In recent years, 10 states and the District[…]

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Arizona SB 1441: 4 Things Employers Need To Know

Nothing sours an employee on the company medical plan quicker than large unexplained medical bills following a serious health crisis. Often while trying to recover from a surgery or other traumatic health event, employees find themselves weeding through endless medical bills they don’t understand. Financial worries on top[…]

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Marijuana Impairment & Employee Termination: 9 Legal Tips for Employers

In recent months an increasing number of employers have approached me with questions related to medical marijuana in the workplace. The common theme is employees testing positive for marijuana following a workplace accident and/or injury, yet employers remain fuzzy when it comes to their legal right to discipline[…]

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