Tag: Legal Issues

3 Must-Have Contract Clauses

Take some time to get office work done and make your contracts better.

The Affordable Care Act and Your Business

As I am writing this, the federal government is shutdown. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, a budget has passed and we...

Hiring: The All Important Interview Process

In past articles, I discussed creating an overall hiring process and how to write a great job posting. Now it is time to talk...

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

So you are in need of some new employees. You need them to start soon, as in now. There is work to be done...
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5 Biggest Employee Handbook Mistakes

Employee handbooks are a great way of explaining company policies and procedures. They can provide employees with an overview of the company, the working...

Worker PPE, Who Pays for It?

Read answers to these four common questions about OSHA and PPE.

Federal Workplace Posters

You have probably received an email, direct mailing or phone call telling you that Labor Law posting notices are always changing" or something similar....

The Importance of the Form I-9 and How to Conduct an Internal Audit

Whenever a business hires an employee, the Form I-9 should be completed. This form is used to verify two things. First, it is used...

The Fluctuating Work Week Pay Method

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, and companies around the country have been caught by the Department of Labor using questionable worker...

What You Must Know About Overtime Pay

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, so knowing when and how it must be paid could save your company money. The Federal...

Your Minimum Wage Update

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs minimum wage. It applies to companies that have $500,000 or greater in gross sales in a...

7 Keys to Avoid Employee Misclassification

There's a tendency in the green industry to hire people as laborers and state that they're subcontractors or independent contractors. I don't know when...

Using Hand-Held Mobiles While Driving Big Trucks A No-No

If you haven't already heard about the new mobile phone rule from the U.S. DOT, now is your opportunity to read all about it....
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Pesticide Bans In Canada

What if you woke up tomorrow morning to find out a law had been passed prohibiting you from spraying synthetic pesticides on any lawn...
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Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

Arbor Day: Canopy Report Reveals America’s Favorite Tree & More

On this Arbor Day 2024, did you know that If trees could talk, Americans would want them to sound like Morgan Freeman? This and more serious statistics can be found in the "The Canopy Report," a new consumer report on how America sees trees by The Arbor Day Foundation.

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