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Shanna Wall

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By: | Jan 25, 2019
The good news: Many small businesses recognize the importance of company policies informing employees of their rights and workplace rules. The bad news: They’re not getting this information into the hands of every employee. By law, you must notify employees of certain workplace rights, such as equal employment opportunity, the Family and Medical Leave Act... read more
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By: | Jan 08, 2019
Having well-written and up-to-date employee policies is more than a good business practice. It also helps put you on firm legal footing. In 2018, this means addressing gender equality issues, remote working arrangements, technology use, and drug and gun law matters. Let’s take a closer look at the company policies every conscientious business should cover.... read more
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By: | Jan 02, 2019
A well-written employee handbook serves a vital role in the workplace. It outlines key policies, provides ground rules for conduct and helps create a positive and successful working environment. It can also protect you legally if questions arise about fair and consistent treatment. On the other hand, a poorly written handbook or one with inconsistencies... read more
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By: | Dec 12, 2018
Employers seek to hire veterans for many reasons. Some do it out of a sense of patriotism. Others understand that returning service members bring unique skills to the civilian workforce. But most businesses employ veterans for the pure return on investment. Because of the training, work ethic and goal-oriented culture of the military, many companies... read more
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By: | Sep 19, 2018
A small lawn and garden center requires women applying for positions to pass a lifting test. A loan repayment call center gives a written and oral pre-employment examination to all Hispanic or foreign-born applicants. A restaurant requires black applicants to undergo drug testing but doesn’t ask white applicants to do so. Can you spot the... read more
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By: | May 15, 2018
This article was updated on 11/29/2018. When your small business is hiring, it takes awareness and action to avoid the more common legal missteps. Take the all-important job application. In the article, “Does Your State Ban the Box with Job Applications? What You Need to Know,” we discussed the trend of states restricting employers from... read more