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Employment Law

Legal Regulations and Employee Pay

Many aspects of how you pay employees are mandated by federal and local laws. Here's a brief primer on some of the rules you need to be aware of.
The Basics of Employee Benefits
Compensation and Benefits

The Basics of Employee Benefits

What's required? What's not? And what's just good policy? This primer will help you figure it out.
Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
Managing Employees

Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Finding new workers is a complicated task. Use this how-to to help you keep the details straight so that you can find the best candidate.
Learning to Lead

Determine Your Leadership Style

As an entrepreneur, you are the leader of your company. And to become a great leader, you'll have to look within yourself. Start by examining the different types of leadership styles.
Legal Center

The New Junk Fax Law: An Overview

Find out how the new law changes the way you're able to fax information to customers.
Legal Center

Protect Your Business in a Divorce

Own a business and plan to get married soon? Consider adding a prenuptial agreement to your wedding plans.
Compensation and Benefits

The Benefits of Cafeteria Plans

Start maximizing your employee benefits package--and saving money--with a section 125 flexible benefits plan.
The ABCs of Offering Time Off
Compensation and Benefits

The ABCs of Offering Time Off

Not sure which holidays to offer employees off? Or how much sick time to give? Or what the government requires? This primer will help.
Managing Employees

How to Discipline and Fire Employees

This is a situation no entrepreneur wants to face. But when it happens, you need to know how to do it sensitively--and legally.
How to Create a Formal Purchasing Program
Management & Operations

How to Create a Formal Purchasing Program

Make sure you're purchasing quality supplies at good prices by formalizing your business's purchasing.
Insurance

Insuring Against the Weather

While it's impossible to predict the exact damage wrought by hurricanes and other weather phenomena, you can assess your risk through insurance.
Human Resources

Encouraging Employees to Speak Up

Open the lines of communication with this advice for making employees feel more comfortable speaking with you.
Insurance

Workers' Compensation 101

If you have employees, you need workers' comp insurance. We'll help you wrap your head around what you need to do to ensure your business is covered.
Business Travel

Who's the Boss?

Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
Motivation and Retention

How Women Business Owners Reward Their Staff

Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
Innovation

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.
Legal Center

Without a Sign

Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
Compensation and Benefits

Commuter Gains

Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.
Employment Law

What Should Your Personnel Files Contain?

Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
Insurance

Thinking Ahead

Take (long-term) care.
Leadership

The Real Deal

What's it really like to be embezzled, expand internationally, or sell your product to Target? Get the inside scoop from these entrepreneurs on the ultimate highs (and lows) of business ownership.
Management & Operations

Renovating Your Business's Location

Few locations are perfect from day one. To make the most of your location, learn about the different aspects of buildings and which professionals can help you renovate your location to your liking.
International Growth

Going Global on eBay

Tim Kunihiro, eBay director of cross-border trade, tells how to go global with your business on eBay.
International Growth

Doing Business in China

Whether you're just sourcing products or attempting to set up a more complicated business arrangement, these protocol tips from an "old China hand" will help smooth the process.
Business Strategies

Do You Need an Advisory Board?

You just might, so we'll show you how to set one up.
Human Resources

Building Profitability By Building Trust

Earn your employees' respect and watch your business soar
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