Entries by Trisha Crigger

Draft W-4 for 2020 to be released by May 31

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. […]

More programs offered to help employees with life situations

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.

Workplace breast-pumping is a protected activity

In February 2019, a jury awarded a former employee of a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Delaware more than $1.5 million in damages for gender-based discrimination and harassment after the company demoted her for pumping breast milk while at work. According to the lawsuit, when the employee was hired as an assistant manager she was […]

Is the paperless office right for your company?

The paper-free office is becoming more and more popular. The idea of going paperless or having a work environment which eliminates or greatly reduces paper can be overwhelming to think about. Probably the most difficult part of transitioning to a paperless environment is setting up the needed infrastructure and getting employees on board with making […]