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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
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By: | Apr 02, 2018
Raise your hand if you enjoy disciplining or terminating problematic employees. Anyone? I thought so. No one enjoys this aspect of small business ownership, yet it comes with the territory. If you run a business, you must deal with difficult employees. As uncomfortable as it is for both parties, knowing how to manage the discipline... read more
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By: | Mar 20, 2018
As part of your onboarding process, you’re responsible for having new employees complete a Form W-4 that indicates their withholding allowances. This form also can be updated throughout the year when an employee’s personal or financial situation changes. On February 28, the IRS released a new Form W-4, largely in response to the Tax Cuts... read more
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By: | Mar 20, 2018
In response to last year’s tax reform legislation, the IRS updated the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. The IRS states this is the first in a series of steps to improve withholding accuracy under the new tax law. What does this latest development mean for you, the employer — and for your employees’ W-4s? Here... read more
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By: | Feb 19, 2018
Documentation is essential when it comes to recording employee disciplinary action, yet it’s often an afterthought for small business owners. Instead of having a detailed history at their fingertips at all times, many owners find themselves building a case after the fact, which is a recipe for disaster. Choose Your Words Carefully When documenting employee... read more