Last month we learned that although general retirement confidence by several measures has improved a lot in recent years, many Americans are still worried about old-age financial security. A lack of savings is one of the biggest factors underlying such concerns, and for a large number of people debt is the main obstacle preventing them […]
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Memorial Day and end of school signify the beginning of the summer season so you may be looking to hire minor employees as temporary help in the coming months. This can be an excellent solution to filling your vacancies, but be aware of some important regulations pertaining to youth employment.
Did you know that every employee who operates a forklift at your place of business must be certified to drive a forklift? Did you also know that BCN Services can help with obtaining that licensure? Powered industrial trucks, more commonly called forklifts, are used in many industries to move materials. They can also raise, lower, […]
In the mid 1990’s, cell phones were in a 5-pound bag and could only be used for making phone calls. Laptops had gotten smaller but their capacities were still limited. The World Wide Web was just coming into play and a dial-up internet connection was one of the greatest things since sliced bread. No one […]
Back in December of last year I wrote a blog about setting goals for 2019. It starts out with “Yes, it is December already. It’s that time of year when you reflect on the challenges your business has achieved, crushed, fallen short of or come close to over the past 12 months…” Let’s update this […]
Major changes are coming with the 2020 federal form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The changes will affect both employers and employees. Form changes are being made to more accurately reflect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect January 1, 2018 and modified the tax laws, according to information from the U.S. […]
We are seeing a trend in businesses offering employee assistance programs to their employees and BCN Services has such a program available to help employees cope. These employer-sponsored programs help employees resolve personal problems that may affect work performance and they include free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services.
Business owners and managers take measures to ensure that employees and customers are safe. They want everyone to have the best experience possible in their work environment. So what should an employer do when customers, or employees, bring animals into the workplace? Which animals must you allow on your premises, by law?
The federal Family Medical Leave Act assists workers who might need time off for health emergencies, either for themselves or to care for a family member. The law provides unpaid, job-protected leave for certain workers. These include private employers that have at least 50 employees within a 75 mile radius, those employed by elementary and […]
If you’re considering hiring a summer intern or two, you might wonder “Do I have to pay them?” The U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service generally view for-profit business internships as employment. That means an employer must pay at least minimum wage plus overtime if interns work more than 40 hours per […]
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