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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Balance is key in deciding the proper compensation for your team.
Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Here are four questions to consider as you debate instituting a paternity leave policy.
Should You Pay Employees an Hourly Wage or a Salary?

Should You Pay Employees an Hourly Wage or a Salary?

You may not have a choice.
Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

This Culver's franchisee says that continuing to pay employees as his restaurant was being rebuilt was not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
Take the Boss and the Egos Out of the Salary Equation

Take the Boss and the Egos Out of the Salary Equation

A salary formula without bias combined with peer-based merit pay
Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren’t just people, they’re religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?

What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?

The pros and cons of semi-monthly and bi-weekly pay periods -- yes, there is a big difference.
How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

Clear expectations and earning equity for results make sharing ownership in the company a brilliant deal for everyone.
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
What's More Important to Give Employees: A Gift Card or a Pat on the Back?

What's More Important to Give Employees: A Gift Card or a Pat on the Back?

For employee success to ensue, businesses need to motivate and encourage their team. But how should the go about it: recognition or compensation?
How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

To scale his bag company Timbuk2, the founder had to keep his startup mentality when growing his brand.
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts.
Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

For the first time ever, more than half of U.S. congressmen are worth $1 million or more, even as wages have remained stagnant for many Americans.
Find People Who Actually Support Your Creativity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Find People Who Actually Support Your Creativity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to persevere in your creativity, why you should give your employees a pay bump and more advice for business owners.
Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

2014 looks like the year that employees are finally saying, 'It's time to take care of me.'
Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.
4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

Putting the power in the hands of employees could lead to a happier and more productive environment.
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at the importance of appearance, how the FOMO phenomenon affects partnerships and more advice for business owners.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

When the money isn't there, what can a struggling business owner do to keep a crucial employee on staff? Ask Entrepreneur's HR expert sheds light on the big picture and suggests solutions.
New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

As early as next month, corporations may have to begin making public the difference between their chief executive's compensation and the pay of a middle-of-the-pack worker.
Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Are you paying your employees what they are worth? Here's what you should be thinking about when you size up employee pay.

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