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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
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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
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By: | May 13, 2019
Two significant events pushed harassment from the shadows and into the spotlight: #MeToo and #TimesUp. The headlines that followed delivered a sobering message: Harassment is more of an issue than most thought. Yet, it remains an issue when employees, managers and business owners have an “It happens, but it doesn’t happen here” point of view.... read more