4 Recent Court Decisions Impacting Small Business

The biggest impacts on your business can often come not from your customers or employees, but legislative changes and court rulings that have a ripple effect across industries. Whether or not you have your own legal or compliance teams, it’s important to stay current on legal matters related to your business.

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6 Proven Ways to Combat the High Cost of Health Care

Of all the different expenses a business must pay, employee health care continues to be one of the highest. While there’s the direct cost of contributions toward employee health care coverage that most employers make, there’s also the indirect cost of sick workers.

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10 Things Small Employers Might Not Know about FMLA

Since 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been law. Its overarching purpose is to provide employees with opportunities to take leave for medical and family reasons. But there are many caveats to the law that you may or may not know. For example, here are ten things that you might not know.

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Improve Employee Satisfaction with These 10 Low-Cost Perks

Most organizations offer similar types of employee benefits: health care insurance, vacation and sick time. Often what differentiates a benefits package are the perks. An example might be giving an employee a company car but not every employer can offer premium perks.

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Why new employees jump ship (and five ways to keep them on board)

You interview a candidate who is the perfect match for the skills you need. She’s eager to learn and grow, and gets what your company does. She’s great. You hire her. She’s an asset almost immediately. She has good ideas, and you start to implement them. Then, she quits. But why? Let's prevent employee turnover with these 5 tips. 

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7 Traits That Make a Good Manager

Managers and their employees often have a lot to learn from each other, and when they click, it's a productivity bonanza for for everyone involved. What makes that click possible, though? For many, it means an exceptional manager, but what makes a manager so great? Read on for the seven traits of a great manager. 

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Ring out the bells... but hold the holiday bonus?

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, and many employers will be handing out year-end bonuses or other perks and presents. But will a bonus bestowed at the dawn of a new year really keep an employee happy, satisfied, and ready to settle in for another 12 months of productive work?

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