Human resources & hiring

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Human resources & hiring
Marc Prosser, cofounder and managing partner of the education and resource site Fit Small Business, offers helpful hints on managing payroll, a major pain point for small businesses.
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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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Cleaning services

It isn't always easy to find the right workers for your growing cleaning business. Before you make a decision, consider the abilities and attitude of the candidate, as well as the legal ramifications...

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Human resources & hiring
New Jersey is the latest state to use the ABC test for deciding on worker classification issues. Learn about the test and why it matters to small business owners.
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Human resources & hiring
It is crucial for your small business to avoid inadvertently discriminatory pre-employment screening tests.
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Employment practices liability
The best way to protect your business is to ensure that your employees don't face harassment or discrimination at the workplace.
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Employment practices liability
Businesses that fail to follow the strict laws surrounding employment discrimination and harassment can suffer expensive consequences.
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Human resources & hiring
Lawsuits related to illegal discrimination or harassment are among the most costly a business owner can face, but preparedness can alleviate some of the risks.
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Employment practices liability
You may be able to resolve an issue before it becomes a full-fledged lawsuit if you learn to recognize the signs of impending legal trouble.
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Human resources & hiring
To avoid a damaging lawsuit, be sure to know when a dismissal violates an employee's civil rights.
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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
The best way to avoid lawsuits related to employee discrimination is to create a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
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Human resources & hiring
More than a third of small businesses report being understaffed, which can negatively impact your employees' well-being as well as customer satisfaction.
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