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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Workplace Safety: CPR Training Can Be a Lifesaver

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CPR—short for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation—is an emergency medical procedure used to help victims of cardiac arrest. CPR aims to restore circulation and keep victims alive until they can receive additional medical attention. The procedure is...

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Employee Appreciation: Creative Work Anniversary Gifts

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During the hiring process, we all look for those individuals who seek to be a lasting part of an organization. We know high turnover rates can have negative impacts on morale and productivity, so we look for those steadfast candidates who will...

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Defining “Zero Tolerance” to Curb Sexual Harassment at Work

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From 2017 to 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported a 13.6%  increase in the number of workplace claims alleging sexual harassment. Perhaps that’s not surprising, considering the #MeToo movement has put the issue front and...

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Why Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace Matter

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Small and mid-sized business owners have legal, ethical and common-sense obligations to maintain safe work environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide a workplace free of known health and safety...

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Cost of the Grind: The Impact of Stress at Work

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Bills are tight. Your spouse had to go to the emergency room recently, so you’re trying to make it up with longer hours. The clock is dragging. Your mother is getting older and might have to move in soon. It takes twice as long as usual to read...

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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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Heat Stress in the Workplace: How to Prevent Harm

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Even though heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an average of 658 people die from exposure to extreme heat every year. Thousands more become ill while working in high...

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Ask the Expert: Is a Gym Membership Tax Deductible for a Business?

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Well-intentioned employers everywhere are offering gym memberships to their employees as a fringe benefit and for good reason — benefits like this make it easier to recruit and retain employees and may even lower healthcare costs for employers....

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