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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
By Max Freedman | July 14, 2021

If anything could make meetings worse, it's having to travel across the country to attend one. Here's how to hold productive online meetings.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Here are five factors that affect how much workers' comp insurance you need.

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How to Prevent Employee Time Theft
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | July 09, 2021

Time fraud can be a problem for any company, but it's also an opportunity to create clear guidelines and build trust throughout a workforce.

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | June 15, 2021

Four percent of workers say they'll quit if they are forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Time and Attendance Software Tracks Breaks at Work
By Kylie Ora Lobell | June 15, 2021

Time and attendance software does more than record when employees clock in and out. It also tracks employee break times, ensuring compliance with state regulations.

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19 Best Sites for Freelance Services
By Max Freedman | June 11, 2021

Freelancers and businesses that need professional talent have many ways to connect.

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The Best and Worst Excuses for Getting Out of Work
By Chad Brooks | June 10, 2021

Employers share the most memorable excuses they've heard and how they handled them.

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How to Use a Roth 401(k)
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

Learn how a Roth 401(k) retirement plan works and how it compares to a traditional 401(k).

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The Small Business Guide to SIMPLE IRAs
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

SIMPLE IRAs are employee retirement accounts especially useful for small businesses new to offering retirement benefits.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Sean Peek | May 12, 2021

Correcting payroll mistakes is extremely important to maintain the trust of your employees.

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What Is a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
By Max Freedman | May 12, 2021

High-deductible health plans can be cheaper for employers to offer, but employees don't always like them.

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The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Sean Peek | May 11, 2021

If you have to let an employee go or they quit, you should provide them with a termination of benefits letter. Here's what to include in your letter and a sample template.

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Employer Jury Duty Requirements: How Jury Duty Works
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2021

Jury duty is an unavoidable reality for many employees, but what are employers required to do when an employee receives a jury duty notice?

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What to Include in a Promotion Letter
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2021

Whenever you promote an employee, you should document it by sending them a promotion letter that confirms their promotion, the increased pay rate, and their new responsibilities.

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What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | April 26, 2021

DOT background checks are required for all commercial drivers before they can work for your company. Find out what these checks reveal and how to conduct one for your drivers.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | April 23, 2021

Employers might run a criminal background check on job candidates for many reasons. Here's everything you need to know about background checks.

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Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | April 22, 2021

In some states, employers are required to reimburse employees for expenses. In others, this could be a recruiting tool.

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How SEP IRAs Work
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts (IRA) could lower a self-employed person's taxable income. SEP IRAs benefit small employers as well.

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Payroll Checklist for Small Businesses
By David Gargaro | April 21, 2021

There are many steps in running payroll, and it's important to understand them all.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | April 20, 2021

Hiring foreign workers can improve company diversity and expand your global reach. Learn how to hire a foreign national.

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Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | April 12, 2021

Follow these workplace anti-discrimination laws to keep your organization safe and compliant.

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The Benefits of Employee Job Rotation
By Patrick Proctor | March 24, 2021

If your company can commit the time, resources, and discipline to it, a job rotation program can elevate your team and organizational continuity planning in every conceivable way.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | March 09, 2021

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works, and How to Calculate Overtime
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 08, 2021

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?
By Skye Schooley | March 05, 2021

Learn what wrongful termination is and what laws protect employees from illegal termination.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation
By Jamie Johnson | March 03, 2021

To start employees off on the right foot, make sure your orientation helps them feel welcome and answers all of their questions.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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What to Include in a Termination Letter
By Skye Schooley | March 02, 2021

Check out these free termination letter templates to get started on writing your own.