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Three Ways Small Business Owners Can Attract and Retain Employees in a Tight Labor Market

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It’s that time of year again - tax season. And while in previous years, the thought of gathering up necessary tax documents or finding out how much money would be owed may have created a sense of dread for small business owners, this year is...

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3 Reasons Nonprofits Should Consider Screening Their Volunteers

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The Department of Labor’s New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims Are Now in Effect

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Free Twinkies! A Creative Tax Reform Act Bonus

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Showing their optimism about recent economic reports and tax reform, some employers have announced changes in their employee compensation programs. Examples include wage increases, one-time cash bonuses, and employer matches to 401(k) plans....

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Flu: the $9 billion cost to employers

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The flu is widespread in 49 US states right now, Business Insider's Hilary Brueck reports, and CDC officials say the 2018 flu season "is proving particularly difficult."

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Kansas Grain Company Reaches Settlement to Improve Safety at 20 Facilities

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OSHA and Bartlett Grain Company LP have reached a settlement agreement that requires the company to implement safeguards, training, and audit procedures at its 20 grain handling facilities. The company will pay $182,000 in penalties. The...

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Q&A: Mental Health in the Workplace

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Question:  We interviewed a recent college graduate that we would like to hire. During her interview, however, she told us that she is being treated for an anxiety disorder. How should we respond?

Answer: Mental health is an important topic, and...

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Employers Must Post 300A Injury/Illness Summary until April 30th

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OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where...

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Q&A: Health Care Benefits and "Emergency Services"

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Question: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires our medical plan to cover out-of-network emergency services at the in-network benefit level. Does that apply just to the emergency room charges, or also to follow-up care?

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What the Federal Government's Challenge of State Marijuana Laws Means for Employers

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Compliance with employment laws and regulations can be hazy on a good day; however, the federal government’s purported stance on state laws legalizing the use of marijuana may make compliance even less clear for employers. Read more about the...

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