Employee Benefits

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The Top 10 Cushiest Places to Work
Employee Benefits

The Top 10 Cushiest Places to Work

From travel stipends to egg freezing, these perks go above and beyond traditional corporate benefits.
Laura Entis
5 Bonuses Employees Love No Matter What the Time of Year
Employee Benefits

5 Bonuses Employees Love No Matter What the Time of Year

Forget ordinary bonus checks. How about concierge services? Gym memberships? Or a choice of benefits?
Andre Lavoie
Why Generous Paid Time Off Policies Pay Off for Employers
Benefits

Why Generous Paid Time Off Policies Pay Off for Employers

It's time to expand paid leave and broader vacation policies. The reason may surprise you.
Susan Solovic
5 Tips for Selecting the Best Health Insurance Plan
Health Insurance

5 Tips for Selecting the Best Health Insurance Plan

It's that time of year again for annual enrollment. As an employer, have you made a good decision?
Jennifer Fitzgerald
4 Ways to Make Open Enrollment Almost Painless
Benefits

4 Ways to Make Open Enrollment Almost Painless

Many employers are doing better at offering benefit options than they are helping employees decide which best meet their needs.
Matt Straz
5 Looming Obamacare Obligations Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About
Employee Benefits

5 Looming Obamacare Obligations Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About

The Affordable Care Act requires complex calculations to avoid substantial penalties.
Tor Constantino
How to Revamp Your Employee Benefits in 3 Steps
Employee Benefits

How to Revamp Your Employee Benefits in 3 Steps

In the do-it-yourself, tech-heavy age of the millennials, it's time to re-think your approach to benefits.
Veer Gidwaney
12 Companies With Over-the-Top Perks (Infographic)
Employee Benefits

12 Companies With Over-the-Top Perks (Infographic)

We're safely above and beyond traditional benefits such as medical plans and holiday leave.
Laura Entis
How to Create a Solid Employee Benefits Package
Ready To Launch

How to Create a Solid Employee Benefits Package

When you're starting from scratch, these are the benefits that attract great employees.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Risky Results of Saying 'No' to Workers Comp
Employee Benefits

The Risky Results of Saying 'No' to Workers Comp

Not providing employees with this benefit can be even more costly than providing it -- find out why.
Matt Straz
5 Reasons Why Parental Leave May Be the Best Startup Perk You Don't Offer
Employee Retention

5 Reasons Why Parental Leave May Be the Best Startup Perk You Don't Offer

Forget the splashy perks. Parental leave is a better way to attract and retain top talent.
Yuri Sagalov
10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures
Control What You Can

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Looking to boost employee retention and happiness at your business? Follow in the footsteps of these 10 companies.
Sujan Patel
4 Ways to Build a Company Employees Just Don't Want to Quit
Employee Retention

4 Ways to Build a Company Employees Just Don't Want to Quit

Sometimes good people leave for better opportunities but high employee turnover is a very expensive indicator your company culture is unhealthy.
Firas Kittaneh
4 Ways to Make Onboarding Happier for New Hires
Hiring Employees

4 Ways to Make Onboarding Happier for New Hires

Companies spend freely to find and hire talent, then leave them adrift when they start work. That's not smart.
Matt Straz

Employee benefits are benefits offered to employees from employers, such as health insurance, disability insurance and a retirement plan, to name a few. Benefit plans can add approximately 30 to 40 percent cost to the base pay of most employees. However, offering employee benefits can shape a company’s culture and affect employee retention -- as well as the quality of talent attracted to a business. Some benefits are mandatory by federal law and some aren’t -- but are deeply important to employees.

Small businesses: Often times, small-business owners believe they can’t afford to offer employee benefits -- and with good reason. However, currently the Affordable Care Act subsidizes the cost of medical insurance for businesses that have fewer than 25 full-time employees.

Here are some employee benefits that are required by law:

  • Time off to vote, serve on a jury and perform military service.
  • Compliance with all workers' compensation requirements.
  • Compliance with the Federal Family and Medical Leave.
To find out more about employee benefits, read “Weighing a Rollout of Benefits for Employees? 4 Tips for Startups to Consider” and “The Basics of Employee Benefits.”
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