January 26, 2018

Podcast: Florida’s Workers’ Compensation| Tax Reform Hikes Pay | Blockchain Technology Uses

In StaffLink’s Small Business Week this week, a StaffLink podcast featuring our own Abram Finkelstein sharing important tips about Florida’s worker’s compensation law and a free worker’s compensation checklist for you to download. We also take a look at the impact the new tax law is having on employee compensation and benefits. Plus, we share resources to help you encourage employee referrals, obtain personal success, and understand blockchain’s real-world applications.

Do you know what you need to do to comply with Florida’s workers’ compensation law?

Complying with Florida’s workers’ compensation law is an essential part of running a successful business. But keeping track of all the details of compliance isn’t easy. Listen to our latest Stafflink podcast to discover what you need to do to keep your business and your employees protected. Then, download our free Florida Workers’ Compensation Checklist to use as your personal guide.

Employees of hundreds of companies receive bonuses as employers celebrate tax reform.

Employers large and small have responded to the passage of the Trump administration’s tax reform by offering pay increases and bonuses to their employees reports the Washington Times’ Paul Bedard. Home Depot, Starbucks, and Disney are just a few of the nearly 100 companies that joined the trend this week.  See the list in 250 companies offering ‘Trump bonuses,’ up 525% . 

Your success depends on knowing when to say no.  

You can’t succeed unless you learn to say no. That’s what Warren Buffett says, writes Inc. contributor Marcel Schwantes. Schwantes also shares tips from Jim Collins and Steve Jobs in Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else.

Could the best recruiters already be working for you?

When it comes to attracting top talent to your organization, your employees are one of your most valuable tools. How can you enable and encourage your employees to make referrals? Sourcecon contributor Kristy Nittskoff shares her tips to help you energize your employee referral program in Creative Ways to Build Your Employee Referral Pipeline.

Blockchain is much more than just the foundation for cryptocurrencies.

If you only think of Bitcoin when you hear the word blockchain, you are missing the bigger picture. Forbes contributor Bernard Marr tells us that blockchain technology has the potential to transform much more than just the way we pay for things. He details some of the many current and potential applications of blockchain technology in 35 Amazing Real World Examples of How Blockchain is Changing Our World.

The new tax law will alter employee benefits.

The Trump administration’s tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, included several provisions that will affect employee benefits. SHRM’s Stephen Miller first explained how benefits would change in December 2017, writing President Signs Tax Bill Altering Employee Benefits. Since then, the article has been updated to reflect the provisions included in the final version of the bill. From education savings to paid leave, employers should review the new law and prepare to adjust their benefits strategies.