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June 5, 2019

What’s in the New York City Marijuana Drug Testing Ban

The ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana recently approved by the New York City Council has become law. The ordinance forbids New York City employers from requiring prospective employees to submit to testing for the presence of any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, as a condition of employment unless an exemption applies. The […]

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June 4, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Employee Misclassification Audits On the Rise?

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, worker classification audits are increasing, Washington state uses payroll taxes to keep seniors in their homes, and Kansas City joins the ban on salary history club. Worker Classification Audits on the […]

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June 4, 2019

Kansas City Passes Salary History Ban: What Employers Need to Know

Kansas City, Missouri joins a host of other cities and states to pass an ordinance prohibiting employers from inquiring about past salary history when recruiting. The ordinance, which goes into effect on October 31, 2019, will cover any business in the city with 6 or more employees. The ordinance specifies where salary history inquiries are […]

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June 4, 2019

New Jersey Expanded Family Leave Law Starts June 30

A more expansive version of New Jersey’s family leave and benefits laws, which would impact smaller employers and double the number of weeks an employee can take, is scheduled to go into effect on June 30, 2019. The previous version of the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) applied only to businesses with 50 or […]

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June 3, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Long Wait for Loans

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, loans take forever, selling small businesses is getting tougher, tariffs concern industry groups and a phishing scam is targeting business owners. Small Business Owners Stuck on Hold for Loans While there’s […]

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June 3, 2019

How to Build a New Employee Onboarding Process from Scratch

You find an excellent candidate for an open position. You extend an offer. They accept. Congratulations! Now what? Unfortunately, this is where many businesses — large and small — get caught flat footed. It’s easy to get so caught up in the hiring process, that what comes after (aka “joining the company”) becomes an afterthought. […]

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May 31, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Small Businesses Expect More Revenue, Hiring

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, small businesses expect to see a rise in revenue and hiring, but also should expect to get harder by tariffs, and older workers are still looking for jobs. Small Businesses See […]

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May 30, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Rent is Too Damn High

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, NYC business owners are looking for rent control, employers look into mental health benefits, and California passes legislation to make it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. NYC Small Businesses […]

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May 30, 2019

Is Asking for a Salary History Going Extinct?

If you recently applied for a job in certain states, you may have noticed that you were not asked to divulge your salary history. That’s because certain states have passed a ban on asking job applicants their past salary history in an attempt to end discriminatory practices toward marginalized people groups in the workforce and […]

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May 29, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Poor Infrastructure Hurts Small Business Owners

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, we look at how infrastructure issues are hitting small business owners, a rise in the minimum wage in Connecticut and a new milestone for PayPal. Small Businesses Hit By Crumbling Infrastructure […]

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May 29, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Pre-tax Benefits

Offering pre-tax benefits can be an effective tool for recruiting and adding talent to your company. There are some things to consider, however, when considering pre-tax or post-tax packages, so here’s the skinny: What are pre-tax benefits? In a nutshell, pre-tax benefits mean that the value of the benefit is deducted from the employee’s paycheck […]

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May 28, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Workplace Burnout Gets Official Designation

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. After a long weekend of (hopefully) relaxation, we come back to hear that workplace stress is very, very real. Read on for the headlines of the day. World Health Organization recognizes workplace […]

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