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The NLRB has taken issue with some “at-will” clauses recently. Though they are standard features of employee handbooks, you may need to examine yours more carefully in light of recent rulings.
Pressure on big banks to be more active in lending to small businesses seems to have had an effect. They’re finally lending again, which is good news for small businesses. Loan approval rates by big banks in June were up 2.2% year-over-year, and...
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:14

7 Tips to Improve Performance

How do you know everything is being accomplished? Is it being done correctly? The simple answer is reporting. Thomas Monson said, “When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.”
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 09:48

Why Your Cold Calls Aren't Working

The truth is that many businesses still rely on cold calling as a means of generating sales leads and growing their accounts. But cold calling requires that you believe in its effectiveness. If you don’t, it probably won’t.
The past year has seen a growing trend in jurisdictions across the country exploring the possibility of giving private sector employees access to state-run pension plans. A handful of states—California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, so far...
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court, business that had been waiting on the sidelines for a ruling must begin to make the best of the changes the PPACA will bring.
In light of the recent boom in wage-and-hour suits, employers need to be familiar with many of the nuances of the Fair Labor Standards Act. One of these nuances is overtime paid for job-related travel.
Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. has put forth a bill that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour, requiring all nonexempt employers to...
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