Human resources & hiring

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Human resources & hiring
The best way for your business to avoid costly employment practices lawsuits is to be familiar with employment discrimination laws.
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Human resources & hiring

Many American businesses are struggling to hire enough staff these days, which can adversely impact their operations. This makes it hard for them to satisfy customers and to hang on to the employees...

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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' comp settlements can be a simple matter – or a stressful court battle. Learn what’s involved, how settlements are calculated, and ways to reach an agreement with your employee.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' compensation covers the costs of work-related injuries and illnesses, like medical bills and lost wages. Here’s how workers’ comp works, and what you need to know as a business owner.
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Employment practices liability
Sexual misconduct complaints in the workplace need to be taken seriously and handled with great care. It's also important to carry employment practices liability insurance to protect against a claim.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance can be tricky when your employees are working from home. Here’s what you need to know about out-of-office work injuries and how to lower telecommuting risks.
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Human resources & hiring
Learn who’s considered an employee of your business, and why it matters when it comes to taxes and insurance.
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Human resources & hiring
You have a few options for how to proceed when you can no longer afford your employees.
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Human resources & hiring

While employees and independent contractors both complete work for your business, they have two different roles in your organization. Find out whether you should make your next hire an employee or a...

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Commercial auto insurance
If your employees are involved in a car crash, you may be liable for their medical costs as well as those of other people injured in the crash.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Cultivating a safe work environment protects your employees and your business, in addition to saving you money.
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Human resources & hiring
Hiring the right person for the job can be invaluable to the success of your business.
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Human resources & hiring

For companies considering hiring interns for the summer, there are a few things to consider before you bring an intern on board. Continue reading to learn the benefits and drawbacks of summer...

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Human resources & hiring
If your company is planning on bringing summer interns on board, make sure you know the federal guidelines for unpaid interns.
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Human resources & hiring
By the year 2020, 40% of the workforce will be made up of "contingent," or non-permanent, employees. The below Q&A will answer your questions about hiring contingent employees at your small business.
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