Eight Things Employers Need to Know in the Era of Legal Marijuana

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Times are changing. As the issue of medical and even recreational cannabis use becomes a question less and less set-in-stone, businesses are increasingly wondering whether they need to change their policies in the wake of shifting tides....

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Succession Planning for the Small Business Owner

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As a small business owner, you go through the risk, sacrifice and hard work to build your business from the ground up. And with all of this time and effort put into building and creating, not many successful owners, like yourself, are dreaming of...

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Right to Disconnect: Guidelines for Contacting Employees After Hours

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After the workday and the commute home, most employees just want to unwind. But in the middle of their personal time, managers and coworkers might be sending out emails, and inevitably, some of those emails go to employees who are off work. To an...

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Will Missouri Follow Nevada’s Newly Relaxed Marijuana-Testing Rules?

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Job seekers in Nevada who fail marijuana screening tests in 2020 could still make it onto employers’ payrolls. That’s because the state passed Assembly Bill 132 in June 2019, making it unlawful for Nevada employers to refuse to hire job...

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Business Succession Planning: Why It Should Be Your Top Priority

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It takes a lot of time, energy and dedication to build a successful business. And just as you needed a strategic map to guide your business from its startup phase to 10, 20 or even 50+ employees, you also need a plan for when you, or a key member...

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Progressive Organizations Offer These Unique Employee Benefits

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According to a Gallup poll, as many as 60 percent of employees have already quit their jobs mentally, physically and emotionally — but they keep showing up for the paycheck. While a number of reasons come into play, 59 percent of employees...

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Time to Say Goodbye? 15 Tips for Effective Terminations

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As a business owner or manager, you’ll sometimes have to deal with difficult employees. You may be able to coach some of them to better performance. For others, no amount of intervention will turn the employee around.

Even when it becomes clear...

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Offering Employees Medical Benefits for the First Time

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Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees are not legally required to offer health insurance to their employees, which may explain why 38 percent of full-time employees don’t have health insurance through their employer. That said,...

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HR Compliance: What Changes When Your Business Reaches 50 Employees

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Growing your business to 50 employees is a great accomplishment, one that you’ve undoubtedly worked long and hard for and should be celebrated. As a mid-sized business, your company has outgrown its start-up struggles, but now faces a whole new...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Workplace Dress Codes

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A business dress code detailed in your employee handbook provides guidelines to help your employees understand what you expect them to wear to work. After all, your employees are representatives of your business and a dress code not only ensures...

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