C corporations offer better tax treatment for fringe benefits than S corporations. But don't avoid an S corporation election simply because of fringe benefits.
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If parking space is at a premium near your building, you may pay for employees to park their cars in a nearby garage or lot.
If you set up a qualified fringe benefit plan, your company can deduct those parking costs, and the benefit is tax-free to the employees. Unfortunately, your company may pay a pretty penny for its local parking privileges.
Office betting pools are like that five-mile-per-hour buffer above the speed limit—technically illegal but rarely enforced.
But while you probably won't face legal trouble for tolerating betting pools at your workplace, you could face other problems, including declining productivity and potential theft from a desperate, compulsive gambler.
Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture about your company or making misleading statements about job security.
If your small business offers generous benefits, promote that point hard in your want-ads.
A recent case reminds employers that it's illegal to retaliate against workers who participate in any type of workplace investigation.
Reminder: New federal safety rules kicked in Jan. 3 for truckers.
Short-term disabilities don't last as long at companies where employees report their disability claims quickly, according to a report by CIGNA Group Insurance.
The IRS turns a skeptical eye toward what it deems "unreasonable compensation" paid to C corp owner-executives. The taxman can decide your salary is too large and label part of it as a nondeductible dividend.
The federal government is cranking up its workplace safety inspections, especially targeting repeat offenders and companies with unusually high reports of workplace injuries and illnesses.