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Preventing Workplace Violence: What Can You Do?

Preventing Workplace Violence

People won’t always get along and in any business disagreements are bound to happen at some point but what should you do when one employee threatens another with violence? All incidents no matter how small they may seem should be investigated.  If your investigation shows that an employee was actually threatened you should document the …

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Unpaid Internships Raise Legal Risks

I am often asked by small business owners, “Should I  hire  interns?”  Although unpaid internships provide a method for teaching students to get the needed experience, there are a number of legal challenges. As you may know I had three (3) interns myself over the Summer.  They were learning about Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Networking.  For …

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Does Your Company Have a Texting Policy?

Woman texting at office

Most people are aware that texting as a norm has exploded over the past several years.  Typically, the younger you are, the more you are texting.  Texting is the most popular communications activity among young adults who ultimately prefer to be reached by text message than by phone or email.  It is instant communication. The …

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Issues to Consider When Growing in Staff Size

Increasing staff size can be a major transition for a small business.  Roles within the company itself and how staff members interact with each other can be affected as a result of this change.  These changes can cause a number of challenges to the company’s strategic focus, internal structure and processes but effective management can …

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Tips For Managers Who Were Formerly Peers

Being promoted to manager can be a difficult transition especially when people you’re managing used to be your peers.  So what do you when workplace dynamics change and you find yourself supervising former co-workers? These tips should help. Separate personal relationships from professional ones This isn’t to say you can’t remain friendly but make it …

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CWE: HR Considerations for Entrepreneurs

STARTING A BUSINESS IS NO SMALL TASK, and with so many logistics to manage, it is essential to remember the importance of Human Resources. Attend this workshop to learn the basic HR considerations that every entrepreneur should know. This workshop will cover how to: Comply with hiring laws Handle employee discipline Prevent harassment Provide time …

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Do You Know the Family & Medical Leave Act has been Revised?

The Family and Medical Leave Act notice has been revised to reflect the changes caused by the recently approved rule. The definition of “Veteran” has been revised to include both those who serve and those discharged in the past 5 years (previously it was only those who served). The explicit definition of “Serious Injury or …

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Writing an Employee Handbook: 5 Things You Need to Know

Hiring employees means creating rules for them to follow. How to write an employee handbook that can help you run a better company — and protect you in court. When you’re launching a new business, writing an employee handbook probably isn’t the first thing about. But once you start hiring, and have enough employees to …

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