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Staying Afloat in the Sea of Employment Regulations Managing a business - and keeping track of numerous employment laws - is a major challenge in today's sea of regulations. According to the report, "Small Business Problems & Priorities", compiled by the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation., the
HOW TO: 4 Simple Ideas for a More Productive Company When I was in college, I spent one summer interning at a very successful insurance and financial planning brokerage. After getting a tour of the company, which spanned two entire floors in Midtown, I met the general agent (essentially the CEO and owner of the firm). I said to him, “Wow. You
A business’ employees have the potential to be its greatest asset. Developing loyal, skilled employees with a passion for the business doesn’t happen on its own and requires a concerted effort. It’s an effort that can make a world of difference when it comes to the success and
Hopefully, you are not discouraged after reading Part 1 of this series, which examined recent state legislation restricting employer access to the personal social media of employees.  In those 12 states where restrictions have been placed on employer activity, employers, especially those
Given the significant number of states that now prohibit employers from requiring employees or applicants to divulge user names and passwords for their personal social media accounts, employers may find themselves facing a difficult dilemma.  How best, on the one hand, to protect their
Summertime Fun is Good for Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives tip for injecting some fun into your small business this summer.
Small Business Employment and Hiring Infographic Job growth has been gaining in the private sector for 39 consecutive months. How is that growth is happening? SCORE and Zipcar have put together this infographic to explain exactly how employment and hiring have grown after the recession. Learn how and why businesses are
Workplace safety is a hot topic, indeed. But what does workplace safety actually encompass? Of course, employers want to keep their employees safe and injury free while at work, but many are not familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements. Below are the
Of all the decisions business owners face, classifying workers is often one that can be overlooked and/or undervalued. The issue of misclassification generally falls into two categories: determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors, and then for those individuals
In my last post, I provided a process-based approach one can take to set the conditions required to ensure your business environment includes processes which facilitate desired employee behaviors. So, how can you recruit and select employees who will fit your organizational needs? I’m going

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