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Your guide to workers’ compensation in the US

Your guide to workers’ compensation in the US

What is workers’ compensation?   Workers' compensation in the United States is a primarily state-based system which provides cash benefits or medical care for workers who suffer an injury or become ill due to their workplace.   Some form of workers’ compensation is...

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Navigating overtime regulations: What you need to know

Navigating overtime regulations: What you need to know

What is Overtime?  Overtime refers to the additional hours worked by an employee beyond their regular working hours as defined by their employer. Overtime pay is the additional compensation that employees receive for working those hours.   In the United States,...

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Navigating leave policies for new parents in the US

Navigating leave policies for new parents in the US

Leave policies for new parents in the United States have been a topic of debate and discussion for years. The US does not have a federally mandated paid parental leave policy, leaving millions of new parents and their employers to navigate a patchwork of state and...

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What you need to know about 401(k)

What you need to know about 401(k)

What is a 401(k) plan?  A 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored, personal pension (savings) account, provided by numerous American employers, offering tax benefits to participants. It’s named after a section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC).   As an employee...

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Common health insurance terms and their meaning

Common health insurance terms and their meaning

Health insurance in the US  In the US, health insurance plays a critical role in ensuring access to healthcare, protecting against financial hardship, promoting preventive care and complying with legal requirements.  Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most Americans...

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What you need to know about PTO in the US

What you need to know about PTO in the US

What is PTO?  Paid time off (PTO) is often part of the benefit package employees receive from their employer in the US. It allows employees to take time off work and still receive their regular pay.  PTO vs Vacation  If you’re coming from outside the US, the terms...

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What you should know about sick leave in the US

What you should know about sick leave in the US

What is sick leave?  Sick leave is time that an employee can take off if they, or a family member, are sick. There are two types: paid and unpaid sick leave. With paid sick leave the employee receives the same wages as if they worked.  Regulations in the US  If you...

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