Breach of an Implied Employment Contract

Can a simple handshake be an implied contract between employer and employee? Can an employee sue for breach of an implied contract rather than an actual written employment agreement? The answer to both of these questions may be yes. An implied employment contract is intended for all parties but is not explicitly in writing. A […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Employees Happy

One way to grow your business, apart from having a great product or service, is to have employees who love working for you. While you might not be able to offer the same benefits package as most large corporations, there are more slick ways you can go about seeking your employees’ favor without breaking into […]

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The Advantages of Telecommuting

For some companies, telecommuting can be a beneficial option. In a telecommuting arrangement, you use telecommunications technology in place of the commute back and forth to the office. It usually involves working from home, although it might also mean using a satellite office. There are many advantages to telecommuting, provided that you don’t have obstacles […]

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What is Disability Insurance?

Disability insurance is a form of coverage that will replace a percentage of your income should you be unable to work because of injury or illness. Most policies are written for a specific monthly benefit—the face amount of the coverage. The upper limit is typically between 50% and 70% of your earned income. Types of […]

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Using a Recruiter to Find Employees

Both large companies and small businesses often find it advantageous to use outside recruiters to hire new employees. Small businesses don’t have the human resource department necessary to conduct large searches for new employees, and larger companies often find that it is easier to work with outside recruiters to hire employees with specialized skills. They […]

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Effective Use of Contract and Temporary Employees

There are many situations when it makes more sense for your business to use temporary and contract workers than to hire permanent employees. This is particularly true in times when you have to rapidly adjust to changing conditions in your business, the market, and the economy at large. However, because of the way the pay […]

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How to Write Your First Help Wanted Ad

When you’re looking to hire new employees, you want to write ads for the open positions that will draw great candidates to your business. You want candidates who are both strong and fitting for what you’re looking for. An effective help wanted ad will help you successfully achieve these goals. You have a wide variety […]

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Progressive Discipline: Steps to Take Before Termination

One of the most difficult actions you’ll take in business is terminating one of your employees. It’s unpleasant for everyone involved. Although the situation will never be easy, there are steps you can take before firing an employee that will lessen the difficulty of the situation. The principles of progressive discipline are an effective tool […]

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Taxes to Withhold for New Employees

When you hire a new employee, there are a number of steps you must complete. After you verify the employee’s eligibility to work in the United States by completing Form I-9, you’ll need to ask the employee to complete Form W-4 to determine the federal tax withholding amount. Next, you’ll need to record the employee’s […]

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Creating an Effective Job Description

Most employers recognize the value of job descriptions, but not all human resources professionals understand what constitutes an effective job description – one that can serve as a basis for recruiting, performance evaluation and promotion. Think of it as a snapshot of the job in its current configuration. It’s not quite as simple as clicking […]

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