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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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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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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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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Everyone Belongs: A Guide to Inclusion in the Workplace

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Everyone has a need to belong. Unfortunately, at a time when diversity in the workplace is a topic sure to incite controversy and passionate debate, some employees have a more difficult time feeling they belong than others.

Individuals of...

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Announcing Employee Departures: How to Break the News

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Occasionally, when an employee leaves a company voluntarily or involuntarily, colleagues heave a sigh of relief. More often, though, a worker who has chosen to move on was a valued team member, and his or her decision may leave peers feeling...

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Small Business Health Insurance: How To Manage Costs

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There's no question about it small business health insurance costs can be a major concern for business owners. In fact, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) estimates employers will spend nearly $15,000 per employee on health...

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Stay with Me: Why Good Employees Leave

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There is perhaps nothing more disruptive or expensive for a small business than employee departures. According to the Work Institute, a Franklin, Tennessee-based consulting firm, an estimated 41 million people quit their jobs in 2018 – up 8...

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