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Three is a Crowd – No Doubt!
HR Stories From The Front Lines*
Managers are expected to exercise good judgement at work, but what happens when managers “hang out” with employees after work? Are they still expected to use good judgment? One HR manager decided that, yes, the company’s expectation extended beyond the workplace – at least when it comes to interacting with subordinates. See if you agree.*
Do you have an HR question keeping you up at night?
The following questions were submitted to our HR Professionals in the past month …Question #1
Can employers require employees to speak English only during work hours?Question #2
What is the procedure when denying an applicant due to credit and what documentation is needed?View the Answers (Opens in a new window)
End of Year Employee Gifts
After your company’s fantastic year, you’ve decided to reward your employees with a holiday “thank you” gift.
Some ideas include an option of cash, gift cards, or one of those delicious honey baked hams – save them from slaving away in the kitchen. Although cash is always popular, you want to ensure your gift doesn’t come with any unwanted consequences.
You remember vague details about gifts being taxable, but don’t know if:
You can give your employees a gift of any value without it being taxable;
All employee gifts are taxable income to the employee;
Gifts up to $100 are not considered taxable;
Nominal gifts are not taxable, but cash and gift cards always are.
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