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For many businesses, it is hiring crunch time! The holiday sales surge serves up equal doses of thrill, anxiety, and reward to business owners and managers. Amongst all that excitement, and all those exhausting hours, the last thing you want to worry about is not having enough staff to pull it all off. A well-trained… Read more »

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January 1st, 2015 marks the day that the Affordable Care Act becomes mandatory for employers with 100 full-time plus employees to offer affordable healthcare insurance. Smaller employers (50 – 99 employees) have an additional year to gain compliance. Many business owners and managers worry about the cost of the additional ACA burden to their budgets,… Read more »

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Beginning in 2015 employers will need to report to the IRS to ensure ACA compliance. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C will be used by employers with 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents to determine whether they are liable for penalties under the employer shared responsibility requirements of the ACA. These forms will also be used to determine whether employees have… Read more »

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As 2014’s calendar year end is in sight, companies are preparing budgets for 2015. The year that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Employer Mandate begins for companies who have an employee count of 100+. Companies are unsure how much to budget toward fines and penalties associated with the ACA. Some companies are looking toward enrolling… Read more »

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Self-reliance is a virtuous trait in an employee. Understanding how to help yourself and taking action is both empowering and beneficial in getting you to the place where you need to go. However, there are times in our careers, in life, where assistance is needed. It is important to understand that asking for help is… Read more »

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The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, ACA) has no doubt sparked heated debate throughout the country.  Progressives have claimed the ACA is working due to modest projected premium increases on the Exchanges for 2015. Conservatives have countered that health care costs are escalating due to the ACA. However, the political arguments being had are over health… Read more »