Here are this week’s links to a few good stories that we found and selected because we feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to medium size businesses.

  • The Obama Administration announced recently that employers with less than 100 employees will not face penalties until 2016 for failing to provide health insurance.  If your company has a few more than 100 employees and you are considering a layoff to avoid this requirement, think again.  Kent Hoover, writing for the Washington Bureau and posted on the Boston Business Journal website warns that the IRS might be very interested in your explanation for a suspicious layoff.  Read  Get ready to explain your personnel decisions to the IRS to learn more.
  • Telecommuting is here to stay and with the recent harsh winter, more employers are considering this alternative work option.  In a video – 5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them) – posted by JD Supra Business Advisor, attorneys weigh in on important risks for employers to consider before a telecommuting policy is implemented.
  • Lastly, if you or your employees are working too hard you may create more problems than you are trying to solve.  Time Business & Money in partnership with Inc. Magazine makes a compelling case to ease up a bit.  Read 10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard by Minda Zetlin and learn how less can be more.

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