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Independent Contractor or Employee?

Using “contractors” rather than hiring employees has become a trend for many employers. There are numerous laws that define the employment relationship. Frequently, the individuals designated as “contractors” have been misclassified and should instead be treated as employees to avoid the penalties imposed by these laws. There

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The Hiring Process – Onboarding

Making a new employee feel welcome is the first step in onboarding and is an integral part of the process. This “orientation” portion of onboarding is a way of introducing new employees to the company. Orientation generally lasts two days to five days, during which time new

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The Hiring Process – Recruiting

If hiring the next person who shows up on the company doorstep seems like the only solution to your staffing hardships, resist the temptation. The relief of filling that vacant position may be short lived. It can be expensive to hire the wrong candidate, so it is

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Developing the HR Department

In many smaller organizations, the human resources (HR) function is frequently handled by a CEO or CFO/Controller.  Because HR is not their top priority, frequently that function is more tactical than strategic.  It’s not unusual for the administrative tasks associated with HR to be performed by an

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Are You Processing Your Payroll Correctly?

There’s no question that everyone loves payday. However, for the person processing those paychecks, it can be a challenge to make sure the company is complying with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), garnishment laws, and IRS tax laws. Here are some guidelines for making sure your company’s

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