Author Archives: Jeff Cypher

Think Your Business Doesn’t Need an Employee Handbook? Think Again!

The employee handbook is no longer viewed as just a communication tool for employers. It’s now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and your legal knight in shining armor, regardless … Continue reading

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Hiring in a New Era

As you create your company’s hiring plan for a post-pandemic world, you need to adapt to a new reality. To begin with, you will need to consider these trends: Talent shortage There is an ongoing talent shortage in many industries, … Continue reading

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What Is Imputed Income?

 Per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), fringe benefits are taxable and must be counted in the recipient’s gross wages, unless the item is specifically excluded by law. If the item is not taxable, then it should be excluded from recipients’ … Continue reading

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IRS to Recalculate Taxes for Unemployment Break

Legislation signed in March allows taxpayers who earned less than $150,000 in modified adjusted gross income to exclude unemployment compensation up to $20,400 if married filing jointly and $10,200 for all other eligible taxpayers. The legislation excludes only 2020 unemployment … Continue reading

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The Importance of Confidentiality in HR

Human resource professionals are held to the highest standards when it comes to confidentiality. To see why, you only need to look at the type of information that flows into HR. Common HR documents Resumes, job applications and interviews. Financial, … Continue reading

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New Laws Affect Retirement Plans

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers about the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts. Previous rules stated that a retirement plan account owner must begin taking an RMD annually starting the year he or she reaches 70 … Continue reading

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