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    6 Reasons to Consult an Attorney for Your Small Business

    by on May 4, 2015

    If you own a small business, chances are you have an accountant, insurance agent, and maybe even a business mentor to advise you. But what about a business attorney? Granted, you probably won’t need one on a day-to-day basis, but there are times when should co…

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    3 Ways for Small Businesses to Prepare for Minimum Wage Hikes

    by on April 3, 2015

    This spring, Seattle will institute a minimum wage increase that will require all employees to be paid $15 an hour by 2021. Voters in San Francisco approved a similar measure recently, bringing the minimum wage in that city to $15 an hour by 2018. States inc…

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    In the Trenches: Letting Someone Go

    by on March 4, 2015

    I haven’t had to do this often in my life, but last week I found myself letting someone go from Cranky Concierge. The whole experience is just awful, and it’s incredible how much work is involved. I would recommend an attorney for anyone who needs to go throug…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Employee Discrimination Laws

    by on January 30, 2015

    Many small businesses may not have a Human Resources department or specialized Equal Employment Opportunity staff; therefore, access to detailed information regarding these practices is a necessity.
    This guide will walk you through everything you need to know…

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    What Is an Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee?

    by on January 30, 2015

    Complying with federal labor regulations is very important for all companies, but especially for small businesses. One of the most violated labor regulations among new businesses is the classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt.
    While it&r…

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    The Dangers of Non-Compliance for Your Business

    by on January 30, 2015

    Today’s business owners have a wide array of concerns, not the least of which is turning a profit in what can be a volatile economy. However, financial success is of little consequence if the government compels you to dissolve your company for failing to com…

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    Avoiding Legal Concerns When Firing Employees

    by on January 30, 2015

    Firing employees can be one of the most stressful tasks of a business owner, but even more stressful is the task of defending yourself in a wrongful termination suit.

    The majority of American workers are at-will employees, and as such, these employees requ…

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    What Do I Need to Keep in Employee Files?

    by on January 30, 2015

    Paperwork is an important aspect of any employment process, and those in charge of handling paperwork have a great deal of responsibility for maintaining a company’s integrity.
    Most businesses enact policies to ensure that the hiring process is…

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