Benefits

News and Articles About Benefits

The U.S. Has Become the No Vacation Nation
Productivity

The U.S. Has Become the No Vacation Nation

Americans are reluctant to take off the time their employers grant them, but with no discernable benefit to themselves or the company.
Evrim Oralkan
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7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches
Obamacare

7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

The law, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, kicks in for businesses with more than 100 employees this January.
Drew Hendricks
Hot Tech Startups Get as Many Perks as They Give
Benefits

Hot Tech Startups Get as Many Perks as They Give

Startup tech companies that provide discounts to others are betting that their use will attract larger, paying customers.
Erin Griffith
Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs
Benefits

Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

The move opens up a conversation about benefits and responsibility.
Nina Zipkin
4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits
Health-care Costs

4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits

Boosting pay and offering more attractive alternative benefits could help companies deal with ever-rising health insurance premiums.
Matt Straz
Putting a Price Tag on Employee Fitness
Personal Health

Putting a Price Tag on Employee Fitness

Even a little bit of exercise can have a big impact, both on people's health and on employers' costs.
Anne Fisher
Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later
Regulations

Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later

Laws mandating extended paid leaves are increasingly common and already prompting a surge in employee lawsuits.
Leo Corcoran
Apple Unveils New Perks to Attract Talent
Benefits

Apple Unveils New Perks to Attract Talent

The iPhone maker rolls out expanded benefits to retain and attract top-notch employees.
Michal Lev-Ram
Small Businesses Can Offer Big Benefits to Attract the Best Talent
Benefits

Small Businesses Can Offer Big Benefits to Attract the Best Talent

A tour company owner discusses the perks he offers his employees to keep them satisfied and happy.
Daniel Andrew
5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business
Tax Tips

5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business

We're more than half way through 2014: Where does your business stand in terms of taxes?
Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?
Benefits

Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Here are four questions to consider as you debate instituting a paternity leave policy.
Doug and Polly White
Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)
Employees

Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

If you inadvertently classify an employee as a contractor in the hopes of saving money, you may be putting your business in serious danger.
Catherine Clifford
Startup Founders, Treat Yourselves Right From the Get-Go
Launching a Business

Startup Founders, Treat Yourselves Right From the Get-Go

New companies should provide an environment that the owners themselves would want to work at.
Craig Bryant
When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?
Managing Employees

When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

Having your employees telecommute can bring many benefits to your company, but the risks must also be weighed.
Chris Byers