Employee Benefits

News and Articles About Employee Benefits

3 Ways Corporate Heavyweights Are Improving Employee Retention by Prioritizing Maternity Healthcare
Employee Benefits

3 Ways Corporate Heavyweights Are Improving Employee Retention by Prioritizing Maternity Healthcare

Partnerships with specialty providers diversify the life-changing benefits available to employees.
Walter Chen
4 Opportunities to Empower Employees on Payday
Inspiring Your Team

4 Opportunities to Empower Employees on Payday

According to a recent survey, many workers find their paystub confusing to read. However, a little help from their employer could yield huge dividends.
Robert DelPonte
It Turns Out, Millennials Are Happiest With Their Health Benefits
Millennials

It Turns Out, Millennials Are Happiest With Their Health Benefits

They are also more likely to be actively engaged in choosing a plan.
Nina Zipkin
These 9 Small Companies Offer Cool and Enticing Benefits. You Can, Too
Employee Benefits

These 9 Small Companies Offer Cool and Enticing Benefits. You Can, Too

Airline travel as an employee benefit? A vacation budget plus paid time of? A weekly employee lunch? Bet you wish you worked there.
Heather R. Huhman
Why 'Vacation-Shaming' Hurts You More Than Your Employees
Vacations

Why 'Vacation-Shaming' Hurts You More Than Your Employees

A culture where employees don't feel free to take a vacation has a lot of negative implications -- including the company's very survival.
Heather R. Huhman
Amazon Opens Up Dog Park for Its 2,000 Office Pups
Amazon

Amazon Opens Up Dog Park for Its 2,000 Office Pups

Also opened to the public, the park features doggie fountains, rocks for them to climb on and a treat truck.
4 Innovative Benefits That Will Help You Snag Top Talent
Benefits

4 Innovative Benefits That Will Help You Snag Top Talent

Stop expecting exceptional candidates to jump for higher salaries. Instead, consider how to improve their quality of life.
John Ruhlin
5 Reasons Enhanced Benefits Programs Are Good for Business
Employee Benefits

5 Reasons Enhanced Benefits Programs Are Good for Business

Meaningful, ongoing benefits are good for employees, team culture and your bottom line.
Scott Jordan
Why Team Input Is the Key to Successful Benefits Planning
Employee Benefits

Why Team Input Is the Key to Successful Benefits Planning

To understand what benefits fantastic employees truly value, why not just ask 'em?
Kelsey Meyer
Should You Still Offer Health Insurance as a Benefit?
Health Insurance

Should You Still Offer Health Insurance as a Benefit?

Workers and entrepreneurs are looking for answers about the health care law's uncertain future.
Jennifer Fitzgerald
An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek
Workplace trends

An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek

Satirically we mourn the death of a venerable American institution and ponder those who are happy it is no more.
Phil La Duke
Should You Tell Customers You're Raising Prices to Pay for Health Insurance?
Employee Benefits

Should You Tell Customers You're Raising Prices to Pay for Health Insurance?

Rising costs have to be paid for with higher prices or lower profits.
Dan Steiner

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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