It’s the time of year when employers are thinking of creative ways to thank employees and provide a bit of holiday cheer. The gift you choose, however, could have tax consequences for employees, which may not be a welcome prize from their perspective.
I’ve said before on these pages that I don’t do a great job of celebrating our company’s successes. It seems that as we achieve a goal, I immediately look to the next opportunity or focus on a problem area that needs attention when I should be recognizing and congratulating everyone involved in our success.
The flight crew of a Delta Airlines plane had a surprise recently when a turkey—yes, a turkey—was brought on board as an emotional support animal. Passengers and crew posted pictures online of the bird sitting in a baby seat during the flight and being pushed through the terminal in a wheelchair. But don’t get all […]
A recent BLR® survey asked the question: How does your company conduct itself concerning holidays? Check out the results of our 2015 Holiday Survey. Thanksgiving When asked which days will be paid holidays for employees for Thanksgiving 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day was a paid holiday. Additionally, 65.1% provided a paid […]
The month and a half leading up to New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited. Be sure that wellness at your company doesn’t fall by the wayside during the fun! Although […]
The Holiday Gift Check Program announced the addition of a ham to the purchase items for the holiday gift checks provided to employers interested in giving their employees a welcome gift during the holidays as a sign of their appreciation.
Can we give gift cards to employees without them being considered taxable income? Is there a minimum amount that would not be considered taxable income?
Safety training is one of those areas where shaving service or quality can have a seriously negative impact. For one thing, training your workers is your duty under the law. And whether you’re regulated by OSHA, MSHA, DOT, EPA, or state and local entities, the results of noncompliance can be significant. What’s more, not […]
Here is Buglass’s helpful advice for how to avoid the costliest mistakes when growing your company in foreign countries. (Buglass, Vice President of Human Capital Consulting for Radius, is an expert on global employment law compensation and benefits, stock options, expatriate tax, and immigration-related issues.) Getting HR Right in a Global Expansion There is no […]
Happy New Year! Here’s a roundup of 10 of the most popular HR Strange but True! articles from 2013. Boo: Stories that Will Make HR Scream–Just in time for Halloween, this list rounded up some of the scariest HR Strange but True! stories from this year, guaranteed to frighten any HR pro. 10 Most Outrageous […]