HR Laws and Regulation Articles

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    How to Tell if You Have Employees or Independent Contractors

    by on December 3, 2014

    Employers can catch unwanted attention — along with fines, possible audits, and back taxes — from the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor if they misclassify employees as independent contractors. In fact, the government takes it so seriously that the Depart…

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    How to Set Up a Payroll System (Even if You Only Have One Employee)

    by on November 24, 2014

    If you have any employees, you’re not only responsible for issuing paychecks on a set schedule, but also for deducting and paying federal, state, and local income taxes to the government. Some people are intimidated by this responsibility, but the truth …

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    3 Legal Considerations when Your Child Works in Your Business

    by on October 15, 2014

    One reason some people start a business is to to be able to pass something on to their children. You may have a skill that is in high demand, and want to train your child in that skill while you build a customer base that your child can take over after you hav…

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    Essential Workplace Safety Procedures You Should Follow

    by on July 17, 2014

    Workplace emergencies can happen at any time and any place. That’s why it’s important for business owners to prepare for an emergency before it happens, when they can think clearly and effectively. Natural disasters and equipment malfunctions are among the…

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    When Is Employee Drug Testing Legal?

    by on July 15, 2014

    Are you concerned about your employees’ productivity? According to a recentBloomberg Businessweek article, employees who use illicit drugs are more likely to miss or skip work than those who do not partake. These circumstances may be especially problematic …

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    How to Prepare Your Workplace for Disabled Employees

    by on July 15, 2014

    When you employ disabled workers, not only do you reap the benefits of a skilled staff, but you also build a diverse workforce and foster a culture of tolerance and respect—qualities that attract top job candidates, partners and customers. Additionally, you …

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    The Ultimate Guide to Employee Discrimination Laws

    by on July 15, 2014

    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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    An Objective Peek Into the Minimum Wage Debate

    by on June 25, 2014

    President Obama’s recent State of the Union address once again brought the debate surrounding minimum wage to the forefront of American news. Currently set at $7.25 per hour, President Obama proposed an increase to $10.10 per hour. Since then, economic and p…

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