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By: | Jun 08, 2020
Approximately 5.6 million workers are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (the virus that causes AIDS), Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Read that again: 5.6 million workers are at risk. That’s a significant segment of the workforce. While public service... read more
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By: | May 11, 2020
Overnight, many businesses have been forced to adopt a new reality. In the face of a worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, thousands of companies have had to send employees home to work remotely or adjust attendance policies to accommodate extended hours, reduced hours or other circumstances. You may be wondering how your company policies need to... read more
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By: | Apr 20, 2020
These are unprecedented times.   From a global virus to social distancing to limited travel to unfolding economic conditions, we’ve never experienced anything like this in our lifetimes.   As a small business owner, you have a lot to process. Not only are you nervous about the viability of your company, you’re also concerned about... read more
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By: | Aug 30, 2019
Discrimination is unacceptable when it comes to hiring, and small business owners must do their absolute best to draw within the lines of federal, state and local mandates. Still, there is a basic challenge when you’re looking to hire the most qualified individuals: How much information can you request and still be compliant with hiring... read more
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By: | Jul 02, 2019
Exempt or non-exempt? That is the question. To comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must designate each of your employees as one or the other. There are specific FLSA guidelines to help you classify employees, but you may also have questions about how to handle certain time and pay issues under those... 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