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Fundamentals for Small Businesses

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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
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By: | Mar 27, 2019
In the fall of 2017, the #MeToo movement quickly became a global phenomenon after celebrity Alyssa Milano encouraged sexually harassed citizens to share #MeToo on social media to indicate they were a victim. It led to a well-documented year of powerful people in disgrace and organizations discovering on-the-job sexual harassment is rampant. More than a... read more
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By: | Feb 27, 2019
Small business owners are constantly searching for an edge. Whether it’s an edge over the competition or technology that puts more time in their day, gaining an advantage ultimately makes businesses more profitable. One technology in particular has emerged as a time-saver for small businesses when it comes to managing employee time off requests –... read more
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By: | Jan 29, 2019
Does your business have an employee handbook? The importance of a proper policy manual cannot be overstated! Even if you only employ a few workers, it’s in your best interest to establish clear guidelines. Putting company rules in writing sets expectations and reduces misunderstandings. Most important, formal personnel policies protect your business in the event... read more
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By: | Jan 25, 2019
With each passing year, keeping up with labor law posting changes becomes more complicated and difficult to manage. More and more laws are being passed on the state and local level, particularly cities and counties, granting expanded protections to employees. In 2018 alone, we experienced a flurry of new laws covering issues like minimum wage,... 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