In a previous episode, we discussed what you needed to know about hiring your first employee. In today's episode, we discuss how to make sure that the employer/employee relationship is started the right way.
The difference between an employee and an independent contractor can be subtle. If you misclassify your employees there can be severe consequences. In this video, we discuss the differences in the wake of Dynamex and AB 5. If you have employees in California, you do not want to miss this one. [...]
If you are an employer, asking these questions of your employees can land you in some serious hot water. Whether it is your first or most recent hire, make sure you do not ask these questions! It is not worth the hassle and harm they will cause.
As a small business owner, you may be considering using virtual workers to expand your workforce. A virtual worker is an employee who uses technology to complete their duties outside of the traditional workplace setting. Many businesses today find this workforce model attractive for several reasons. For one, having a virtual business work model [...]
The economy is booming, which is excellent news for small businesses, right? In general, it is great news for all businesses. However, it also presents some challenges, particularly for small businesses. According to the June 2019 National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Jobs Report, small business owners identified the difficulty of finding qualified employees [...]
Despite your best efforts to work only with customers or clients you believe will pay for the goods or services your business provides and to diligently collect delinquent amounts owed, you will almost inevitably have to deal with bad debts occasionally. Sometimes, the IRS allows you to take a bad debt deduction. What Is [...]
There is no legal requirement for businesses to offer paid or unpaid vacation time to employees, but it is common knowledge (and common sense) that employees who occasionally take time off are more productive and engaged when they return to work. If you offer vacation time to your employees, a well-drafted vacation policy will [...]
Most small business owners will occasionally have to face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also jeopardize the success of the business. When an employee [...]
According to 2018 data provided by SCORE, the largest provider of volunteer business mentors in the United States, 77% of U.S. small businesses use social media for their sales, marketing, and customer service. If you plan to usesocial media to promote your business, a social media policy is essential to protect your business’s reputation [...]
Most businesses try to grow – at least somewhat. However, to grow or to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations. If you’ve never hired someone before - or it’s been a long time - don’t worry – here’s the information you [...]