Benefits

News and Articles About Benefits

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?
Growth Strategies

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare
Growth Strategies

Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

The downsides of the Affordable Care Act may be plentiful, but the pros might just outweigh them in the end. Here, entrepreneurs and health-care watchers weigh in.
Rebekah Iliff
How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk
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How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are getting it right.
Entrepreneur Staff
How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)

It's a struggle to balance work, finances and vacation. How do Americans manage their time off?
Kate Taylor
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
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Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
Scott Shane
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First
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Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
Arlene Weintraub
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?
Growth Strategies

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
Gwen Moran
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy
Growth Strategies

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
Gwen Moran
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
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Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
Arlene Weintraub
Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk
Starting a Business

Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk

Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
Andrea Huspeni
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business
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DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
Catherine Clifford
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes
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Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
Arlene Weintraub
Growth Strategies

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

New graduates can give your company a fresh way of looking at business problems. Here are five steps for hiring the best and brightest of the class of 2013.
Gwen Moran
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
Franchises

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.