7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

January 14, 2021
7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

There is no easy way to address sexual harassment training—at least not if you want to do so effectively. Nonetheless, it is a critical subject that all employees should be trained on regularly. Many employees don’t know how to identify harassment in its many forms, just as managers may not know how to deal with… Read More »

9 Costly Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Independent Contractors

December 22, 2020
9 Costly Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Independent Contractors

Does your business have a specific project or type of work that an expert would most effectively complete? Hiring independent contractors for finite assignments or work that does not call for an employee can provide many benefits to a company—when they are classified and appropriately managed. Before hiring a contractor, employers must know how to… Read More »

Everything Employers Need to Know About Non-compete Agreements

December 8, 2020
Everything Employers Need to Know About Non-compete Agreements

When your company has confidential information and trade secrets, you might be considering methods for protecting them. You may even want to ensure the retention of your top-performing employees. Enter: non-compete agreements. Chances are you’ve heard of the elusive non-compete agreement but may not be very familiar with its intricacies. What exactly should be covered?… Read More »

Inclement Weather Policies: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

December 1, 2020
Inclement Weather Policies: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

There are many unpredictable forces out of our control, such as the weather and other natural disasters. From blizzards to tornadoes to hurricanes to heavy rainfall, severe weather can affect employees’ ability to get to work as well as your company’s operations. These unpredictable events are why every employer must have an inclement weather policy. … Read More »

6 Steps to Take When an Employee Contracts COVID-19

October 19, 2020
6 Steps to Take if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

The thought of one of your employees contracting the COVID-19 virus may seem scary, but it is something that every employer should prepare for.  Take the proper precautions to ensure your workplace and employees are safe. Put a plan in place in case someone does show symptoms or become infected with the coronavirus. When you… Read More »

7 Tips to Maintain Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19

September 15, 2020
7 Tips to Maintain Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19

Although many individuals and organizations are doing their best to get back to business as usual (or as close to usual as possible), the coronavirus outbreak is still very much a cause for concern in the workplace. COVID-19 mandates are constantly changing and it’s crucial that employers establish workplace health and safety measures during these… Read More »

Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

August 25, 2020
Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

Two of the most important and fundamental concepts employers need to understand are salary vs. hourly and exempt vs. non-exempt employees. There are federal and state laws regarding each classification—meaning if you incorrectly classify a worker and do not pay them the proper wages or overtime they are legally entitled to, your business can receive… Read More »

How to Manage Workers’ Compensation and Remote Employees

August 17, 2020

There are many benefits for both small business owners and their employees when it comes to remote work. Organizations that have managed a remote workforce cite perks like increased employee engagement, morale, and productivity. Despite its many positives, working from home also has its own set of liabilities. As companies adapt to the world of… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

August 3, 2020
A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

As a business owner with employees, you hope for the best from your team members. In a utopian professional world, everyone would perform their jobs beautifully with an upbeat attitude every day. And of course, all of those employees would get along swimmingly, with no need for corrective actions. Alas, you’re operating a company with… Read More »

New Hampshire Safety Labor Laws: 3 Things Employers MUST Do

July 28, 2020
New Hampshire Safety Labor Laws: 3 Things Employers MUST Do

Many of us might remember the days of designated safety captains and committees in school. Those of us on these teams were in charge of helping keep our classmates aware of safety procedures, practicing those procedures during things like fire drills, and bringing attention to safety hazards.  The professional world has its own safety committees,… Read More »