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Firing an Employee: How to Do it and What You Need to Know
Firing an employee can be unpleasant for both the employer and employee, but there are some circumstances where it has to be done. If you have hired employees for your business, it is almost certain that you will need to fire someone at some point. When it comes time to do so, it takes far more than just saying "you're fired." You need to have a leg...
Discrimination in Hiring Practices: What Business Owners Need to Know
From Hollywood to Main Street, an enhanced awareness of and backlash against workplace discrimination continues to make headlines every week. While the focus is often on discrimination against those already employed, this increased focus on maintaining a safe, legally compliant business means that all aspects of employment matter more than ever befo...
Top 11 Questions That Employers Should Ask When Interviewing
An owner of a small business reports that, after receiving an unexpected large number of applications in response to an employment ad she ran in the newspaper, she selected 10 candidates to come in for a job interview. She offered the job to......
Preparing Your Business for Natural Disaster - Why You Need a Plan, and What It Should Include
Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas just a short time before Irma made landfall in Florida. Just weeks later, wildfires ravaged some of the most beautiful parts of California. Each of these natural disasters caused plenty of damage to......
Hiring Employees in California: An Overview of Important Laws
It is great to own your own business. Being the boss comes with a lot of perks. It also comes with a lot of federal and state laws with which you must comply. If you violate a California state employment law, you could pay a hefty fine, have......
Hiring Employees in New York: An Overview of Important Laws
Hiring employees is often so daunting that business owners put it off for as long as they can. Nonetheless, there comes a certain point when your business may grow enough that hiring employees is necessary. While you may be tempted to hire......
The Right Way to Handle Employee Feedback
Employee feedback is an important component of managing employees. Not only is it something that will encourage personal and professional growth, but it is also something that will ensure that employees feel fulfilled at all times. Employees......
HR and Benefits for Your Small Business: What You Should Consider
As a small business owner, if you have employees then you know that they are interested in what you have to offer in terms of benefits. Not only do your employees want these benefit options, but the right benefits packages can also attract......
Creating an Attractive Company Culture
Recruiting top talent to your company is a goal for many businesses. However, not all businesses know what it takes to actually do that. It is not always easy to figure out the right and wrong thing to do, but one major part of the equation is......
Hiring Employees in Illinois: An Overview of Important Laws
Before you hire your first employee or independent contractor, you should know Illinois state law and federal law as it pertains to the two classes of workers. Each have rules as to how they are treated for wage and tax purposes. Not knowing......