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Time to refresh employee policies

Time to refresh employee policies

If you don't have a detailed employee handbook, or if it has been more than a year since you reviewed your handbook, now is the time to work on it. Clear and specific guidelines about employee policies help protect you legally and help prevent employee disputes (and...

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Small business workers’ compensation

Small business workers’ compensation

Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about workers’ compensation coverage. Failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance could leave you open to paying out-of-pocket for an employee’s medical costs, paying state fines and even...

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Holiday and vacation policies

Holiday and vacation policies

We have discussed in past blogs the importance of hiring the right team members to help grow your business. The next step is retaining those valuable employees once you bring them on board, and offering attractive benefits is one way to do that. As you prepare...

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How to fire an employee legally

How to fire an employee legally

As a business owner, you make every effort to hire well, because your people are your key to success. Every once in awhile, though, someone turns out to be a hindrance rather than an asset to your business. As you proceed through the disciplinary and termination...

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New hire reporting, wage theft and more

New hire reporting, wage theft and more

As your business continues to grow, you need to stay on top of your hiring and reporting practices. Maintaining the proper records and filing the right forms helps protect you, your business and your employees. Ensure that your business complies with federal and state...

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Employee incentives benefit your business

Employee incentives benefit your business

An incentive plan can be one way to help protect your emerging business from the loss of employees at a crucial time of business growth. Providing employees with a way to earn a stake in the company and benefit from profits gives them a powerful reason to stick with...

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You Snooze, You Lose What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Securing Intellectual Property Looking for a guide to building an intellectual property strategy and protecting your vital business assets? Download “You Snooze, You Lose: What Every Entrepreneur Needs...

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Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

  You have probably seen the website pop ups, “do you accept these cookies?” or even heard California and the EU have created privacy laws. Why should your company care about privacy when you are not based in Europe or California?    The Laws Probably Apply...

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Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

  You have probably seen the website pop ups, “do you accept these cookies?” or even heard California and the EU have created privacy laws. Why should your company care about privacy when you are not based in Europe or California?    The Laws Probably Apply...

Why Innovative Companies Do Not Use Descriptive Brands

Why Innovative Companies Do Not Use Descriptive Brands

Recently, I was looking at the names of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in FastCompany magazine (March/April 2021) and noticed something. Almost every one had an arbitrary (not related to the good or service e.g. Apple for computers) or fanciful (made up like...

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Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

Why Privacy Policies Should be at the Top of Your To-Do List

  You have probably seen the website pop ups, “do you accept these cookies?” or even heard California and the EU have created privacy laws. Why should your company care about privacy when you are not based in Europe or California?    The Laws Probably Apply...

Why Innovative Companies Do Not Use Descriptive Brands

Why Innovative Companies Do Not Use Descriptive Brands

Recently, I was looking at the names of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in FastCompany magazine (March/April 2021) and noticed something. Almost every one had an arbitrary (not related to the good or service e.g. Apple for computers) or fanciful (made up like...