Your Greatest Cybersecurity Risk Is Also the Secret to Reducing Your Company’s Vulnerability

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Hackers are after your company’s data. A University of Maryland study found that internet-connected computers experience cyberattacks every 39 seconds. And, while attacks against large companies get most of the media coverage, small businesses...

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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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Qualifying Life Events and Health Insurance Enrollment

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Prior to 2014, if a freelancer, consultant or sole proprietor needed to purchase health insurance, they could do so year-round, pending approval from the insurance provider. But with the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, year-round...

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The ADA and Service Animals in the Workplace

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Because animals that assist and support people for a variety of reasons are increasingly common, employers should be prepared to address employee requests to bring them into the workplace. Companies should take particular note of federal law that...

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Don’t Force It: Avoiding Overexertion Injuries at Work

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Overexertion, a leading cause of workplace injury, accounts for about 25 percent of workers’ compensation claims every year. These injuries cost U.S. businesses $13.7 billion in 2018, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

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Successful Entrepreneurs Aren’t All Business; Here's How They Enjoy Free Time

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Some people believe working long hours is the only way to get ahead. But the most successful entrepreneurs know that maintaining a balance between work and personal interests is critical to winning at work.

A lot of research over the years has...

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Let Freedom Ring: Fourth of July Fireworks in Kansas City

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Grab your red, white and blue, it’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday. The Fourth of July represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. While fireworks displays are...

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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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Ask the HR Expert: Employee Engagement and Your Business' Success

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Employee engagement is arguably the single largest indicator of business success. When employees are committed to the organizations they work for and actively seek to advance their employers’ missions, productivity and profitability improve. In...

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New Kansas City Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Salary History Questions

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Kansas City Salary History Inquiry Ban Takes Effect Halloween 2019

In a move designed to close the pay gap between men and women, Kansas City, Missouri, is among the latest jurisdictions to pass an ordinance prohibiting employers from asking job...

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