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Fundamentals for Small Businesses

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By: | Sep 06, 2019
Following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which made major changes affecting taxpayer withholding, the IRS announced it would be redesigning Form W-4. Here we are, two years later, and the most recent draft of the form provides insight into what employers and employees should expect for 2020. Revisions at a Glance The first... read more
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By: | Aug 19, 2019
“The times they are a changin’.” It’s a constant refrain in the business world, especially when HR status quo is challenged legally and new policies evolve. Whether it’s federal, state or local laws, staying abreast of compliance-related policies protects your business from unexpected legal action. Trends to Watch in 2019 HR professionals need to keep... read more
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By: | Jun 03, 2019
Some of the many hats small business owners wear include that of hiring manager, training supervisor and HR director. The list goes on, but the picture is clear: With all the juggling needed to keep your business running, it’s easy to emphasize some roles more than others. Take, for example, the onboarding process for new... read more
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By: | Jun 03, 2019
With numerous high-profile and alarming cases of harassment making news in recent years, the takeaways are clear. Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue across the nation, and businesses of all sizes must take proactive steps to prevent it. In addition to an anti-harassment policy, the most meaningful way to protect your business from problematic behavior... read more
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By: | May 31, 2019
Establishing a productive, respectful and harassment-free environment should be a priority for all employers. But how can you protect your company (and your employees) from problematic behavior? A comprehensive anti-harassment policy is a good place to start. Effectively communicating your policy and ensuring that employees understand what it means are the next steps. Consider these... read more
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By: | May 28, 2019
Over time, employee records can begin to accumulate and take up precious space. At which point you may be tempted to throw some of them out. But did you know that when you hire employees, you’re required by law to keep certain records from one to 30 years? These range from salary and payroll information... read more