Paid Time Off

  • August 12, 2011

Paid time off (PTO) programs are on the rise because tracking employee leave can be a logistical nightmare. That's why many employers have turned to PTO policies to...

Fringe Benefits

  • August 12, 2011

The most common tax-free fringe benefit employers offer is health insurance.  The second most popular tax-free fringe benefit is retirement benefits (e.g., a...

Can we give paid time off as a bonus to some?

  • August 10, 2011

Q. One of the owners suggested that paid time off for employees should not be a set benefit, but a bonus. Can we just award paid time off as a bonus to some employees...

How to challenge an unemployment claim

  • July 19, 2011

Unemployment insurance benefits are designed to help employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Since employers pay into the fund that pays out...

Does Texas require paid holiday time off?

  • April 17, 2011

Q. Last year, Christmas fell on a Saturday, and one of my employees who normally works Monday through Friday asked me if he would receive an extra day of pay. Are...