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Before You Hire: Documents You Need

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat one document should you have if you’re hiring an independent contractor? And what three employment-related documents are vital when you’re ready to hire regular employees? Read this article to find out!

Before You Hire: What You Need To Know

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat do you need to know before you hire your business’s first employee? Could you already have employees without knowing it? Read this article to find out!

Attracting (and Keeping!) Top Talent

Reading Time: 1 minuteRetaining good employees often requires you to offer desirable perks. How can you keep your workers happy without breaking the bank?

Where We Work, When We Work

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe 2015 American Time Use Survey (ATUS), conducted by the federal Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed some interesting data about the work lives of American employees.

Are Outdated Files Putting Your Business At Risk?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you use more than one database to store employee information, you risk the databases going out of sync. This is more than a mere annoyance — it can lead to actual legal liability for your company.

Do You Have An Employee Handbook?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEmployee handbooks are generally a good idea. They can save organizations a lot of trouble, in a lot of ways. However, without careful planning, drafting and review, a handbook can actually cause business problems. Read this article to learn what to look out for and how to avoid issues.

Does Your Business Suffer From “Presenteeism”?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe’re probably all aware of the problems caused by absenteeism. But did you know the opposite problem — “presenteeism” — can cause even more problems for your business?

Supervisor Training

Reading Time: 4 minutesA surprising number of small businesses don’t offer formal supervisor training on wage and hour laws. This article discusses why this kind of training is important, and why it should be repeated at least annually.

State Laws Have Teeth, Too!

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor prudent business owners and managers, federal laws and agencies aren’t the only ones to pay attention to. You also need to keep up with developments in the state (or states) where you do business — and possibly even in the individual towns where you have locations. Read the article to find out more about the impact of state wage and hour laws.

An Expensive Misconception

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently I came across the story of a grocery store in Portland, Oregon, that’s having to pay nearly $100,000 in back wages and damages to 11 workers. What got them in trouble is actually a fairly common misunderstanding. Read the article to learn what it was.