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part-time vs. full-time employment

Part-time vs. Full-time Employment: Determining the Status of Your Employees

As a small business owner, you must decide whether to hire part-time workers, full-time employees, or a mixture of both. And, it’s your responsibility to understand the differences between part-time and full-time workers. Read on to learn about part-time vs. full-time employment and which is best for your small business.

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code of conduct

Creating a Code of Conduct for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you have certain behavior expectations for employees. To guide workers on ethics and how to represent your company, consider creating a code of conduct.

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form 943

Form 943: What to Know About Agricultural Withholding

Various types of employers must withhold taxes from employees’ wages, including employers hiring farm workers. If you are an agricultural employer, you likely withhold taxes from your employees’ pay. And, you are responsible for reporting wages on IRS Form 943. So, what is Form 943?

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941 reconciliation

What to Know About Form 941 Reconciliation

As a small business owner, you have likely heard of IRS Form 941. If you file IRS Form 941, do you know the steps you must follow for Form 941 reconciliation? Find out how to reconcile Form 941 and why reconciliation is important for your small business.

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unlimited pto policy

Creating an Unlimited PTO Policy

Offering paid time off (PTO) is a benefit many small business owners extend to employees. Although the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not typically require PTO, many business owners provide paid vacation and personal days. And, some employers may even offer unlimited PTO policies. Have you considered creating an unlimited PTO policy for your […]

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donning and doffing

Are You Familiar With Donning and Doffing?

Depending on the type of business and work environment, employers might require employees to wear uniforms or protective gear. To follow federal and state laws, employers must know the regulations of employees putting on and taking off work-related gear and clothing, otherwise known as donning and doffing. Learn more about what is donning and doffing, […]

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disaster recovery payroll

Planning for the Worst: Disaster Recovery Payroll

As a small business owner, you have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. One of the worst things that can happen to your small business is a natural disaster. During or after a disaster, you may be required to pay employees even if they aren’t working. Learn more about disaster recovery […]

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What to Know About Implementing Furlough

As an employer, you might find yourself struggling financially at some point. You may have to resort to pay cuts or even layoffs. Furlough is an alternative to letting go of your hardworking employees. Learn more about what is furlough, the pros and cons of furlough, and furlough laws below.

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salary reduction

How to Handle Salary Reduction for Employees

Reducing an employee’s salary is not an easy decision to make. Unfortunately, salary reduction might be necessary. If an employee is not succeeding in their position, it may be time for a pay cut. A salary reduction is much more than just changing your payroll. There are laws you need to follow when reducing an […]

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What Is Piecework?

There are various methods to compensate employees, including hourly, salary, and commission pay. But, are you familiar with piecework pay? Learn more about what is piecework, piecework laws to follow, and how to calculate piecework pay.

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