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Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | October 19, 2021

Compliance is critical if your business relies on credit cards, but you need to know what the rules are and who makes them.

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Workers' Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 16, 2021

There are certain tax implications for workers' compensation that every employee and business owner should understand.

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How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration. Here is what you need to know about hiring immigrant workers and finding qualified applicants.

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What Is a Surety Bond?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | October 06, 2021

These bonds can help small business owners secure contracts with third parties. Learn how they work and how to tell if you need one.

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How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

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How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

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What Is Malpractice Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 17, 2021

Malpractice insurance is a critical policy that all those working in the medical industry should have.

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Contractor's Guide to Insurance: What You Need and What It Costs
By Max Freedman | September 17, 2021

These are the different types of insurance you need or may want as a contractor.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

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Email Etiquette: 10 Ways to Respect Your Customers' Time
By Skye Schooley | August 31, 2021

Following proper etiquette in customer communications will build trust and loyalty.

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5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 2021

Cutting ties with a shareholder isn't simple, but it can be achieved through these five steps.

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A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 24, 2021

Find out who qualifies, how much you must pay them, and what it will cost you if you don't.

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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

What are the differences between a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC? These two tax forms have both undergone recent changes. Find out when and how to file.

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Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

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Lawsuits on the Rise: Small Businesses Need EPLI
By Nicole Urbanowicz | July 28, 2021

This guide explains employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) and why small businesses need it to protect them from legal costs and penalties associated with lawsuits.

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Insurance Deductions and Expenses for Small Businesses
By Nicole Urbanowicz | July 28, 2021

Some business insurance costs are tax deductible. Do you know which ones?

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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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Business Accommodations for Employees with Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, Or Other Disabilities
By business.com editorial staff | June 24, 2021

It's important for businesses to be accessible for all employees.

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Business Accommodations for Customers/Clients with Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, or Other Disabilities
By business.com editorial staff | June 23, 2021

Keeping businesses accessible to all is an important part of a successful business.

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What Is a Workers' Comp Exemption?
By Kimberlee Leonard | May 28, 2021

Most businesses are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees, unless they qualify for a workers' comp exemption.

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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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What Is a Business Owner's Policy?
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

A business owner's policy offers the coverage of liability insurance and property insurance in one package.

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What Is OSHA Compliance?
By Max Freedman | April 27, 2021

OSHA refers to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which sets rules regarding workplace safety. Learn about OSHA requirements and how to comply with OSHA.

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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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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.