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Proposed EEOC Pay Reporting Rules

Proposed EEOC Pay Reporting Rules

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Each year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collects data on the race, ethnicity, sex and job category of private sector employees. The data is then provided to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the Department of Labor.Employers with 100 or more employees—or those with fewer than 100 if the company is owned or affiliated with another company for a total of 100 or more employees—submit the data to the EEOC using Standard Form 100, also known as EEO-1. Federal contractors with 50 or more employees are also required to report employment data to the EEOC.
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Ways to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

Ways to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Social Security benefits make up a big part of a majority of seniors’ incomes. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 64 percent of “aged beneficiaries” received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2013. Whether you’re still decades away from joining these retirees or have already collected your final paycheck, here are a few ways to increase those benefits.
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Dispose of Documents to Prevent Identity Theft

Dispose of Documents to Prevent Identity Theft

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Identity theft is increasing dramatically in the U.S. today. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers reported more than 490,000 incidents in 2015, a startling 47 percent increase over the prior year’s number of reported identity theft crimes. While identity theft can happen to anyone, certain activities—such as posting personal information on the Internet or losing your wallet—can increase your risks. Improper disposal of paper documents can also be an issue.
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Pros and Cons of Employee Feedback Surveys

Pros and Cons of Employee Feedback Surveys

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Every business owner knows it’s important to give his or her employees feedback regularly. In fact, doing so can reduce turnover rates, increase engagement, improve productivity and motivate workers to do a better job. However, not all employers recognize the importance of soliciting feedback from their employees, even though the benefits of doing so are much the same.
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Surprising Facts about Social Security Spousal Benefits

Surprising Facts about Social Security Spousal Benefits

Friday, April 8, 2016

Most workers expect to receive Social Security benefits when they retire—and if they’ve earned at least 40 Social Security credits during their career, they will. What they may not expect is the additional benefit their spouse can receive as a result. Consider these often surprising facts about the lesser-known social security spousal benefit program.
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