Non-Compete Considerations

All employees will discover and learn aspects about their jobs and about your company that may become a particularly sensitive issue when an employee leaves the company.  While depending on state laws, employers can add a certain amount of protection through the use of properly written non-compete agreements. It is generally understood that a former […]

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Harassment-Free Workplace Tips

How do you make sure your workplace is free of harassment? Getting socked with an employee sexual harassment claim is not only bad for your business, it could also be bad for you!  Depending on state law, managers and supervisors may have individual liability when it comes to sexual harassment claims made by an employee. […]

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Not All Online Payroll Services are Created Equal

So you’ve been studying the payroll service provider space and are leaning toward an online payroll service.  Well, congratulations! As I blogged about recently, I truly believe that for most SMB companies, Internet payroll solutions prove a better choice than either in-house application software or a traditional payroll processing service. But now comes the hard part, because […]

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What You Don’t Know About Child Labor Laws Can Hurt You

Underage workers – typically high-school kids working after-school, evening or weekend hours – can be a real boon to your business;  they can be just the thing to fill in those little gaps or help out in overload situations, without having to add full-time/permanent staff with all their attendant overhead. The only caution is that […]

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Manage HR Right in a Downturn, and Help Your Company Lead in the Recovery

No one likes managing through a downturn (although it usually beats unemployment or Chapter 11):  there will be unpleasant but necessary policies to implement;  there will be brutal-feeling decisions to make;  there will possibly be people that you like and respect who must be shown the door … very likely with you or your staff […]

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Top 9 Reasons To Go With an Online Payroll Service

When I talk to potential customers, at some point in the conversation I will be asked to answer the question “What’s in it for us?” … or, more formally, characterize the benefits of an online payroll service to the inquirer. I’ve actually found that the best answers to this question come from our own customers.  […]

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