The Simple IRA vs. 401(k)

The Simple IRA vs. 401(k) Giving employees retirement options is an important part of running a business. Your workforce wants to know that at the end their time with you, they can retire without worrying about financial stability. Still, you have a lot of considerations to make, like choosing between a Simple IRA or a…

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Carefirst to Increase Rates By 49.9% in 2018

ATTENTION ALL BlueCross BlueShield Clients!!! The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) just announced a 34.4% increase on BlueChoice HMO and a 49.9% increase o BlueCross PPO Consumer Direct Products in the under 65 marketplace effective January 1, 2018. Now is the time to start reviewing your health plans.  Call us today to get a free no obligation health insurance plan review. 240-699-0060…

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Alert: Costly Overtime Rule Struck Down

  Alert: Costly Overtime Rule Struck Down September 1st, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Federal District Court Judge Amos Mazzant overturned the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule that would have doubled the annual salary level to qualify for exemption from overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. The same judge issued an injunction stopping implementation of…

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You Stink! Employees and Odor

Question: We have a couple of employees who smoke and have recently moved into an office next to someone who doesn’t smoke and finds the odor unpleasant. What are best practices for handling a situation like this?   Answer: A best practice is to discreetly coach and counsel the employees who have the offending odor and to…

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