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Three Topics To Evaluate Before Implementing the New Overtime Law Into Your Small Business

Everyone has heard about the new overtime law that was due to go into effect in early December.  Although the new overtime rules have been halted temporarily, once they do go into effect the changes will more than double the salary threshold for eligible employees and will affect about 4.2 million workers in this country. Here are a few topics that small business owners need to evaluate prior …

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IT’S TIME TO HIRE YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE: Now What?

Congratulations. You’ve started your own business. Now comes the time to hire your first employee. It’s not as simple as putting a “Help Wanted” sign in the window or taking out an ad  in the newspaper.  In fact, one estimate shows it costs about $4,000 to recruit, hire and train a new employee. Your first step is to partner with …

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Do Your Employees Build Cathedrals or Lay Stone?

Have you ever heard the story about a man that walks by a construction site and sees three workers, each pushing a wheelbarrow full of stone. Out of curiosity, he asks one of the workers what they are doing. “What does it look like I am doing?” the first construction worker says with a sneer.  “I’m just laying stone.” Unsatisfied with that …