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Take the Question Off the Table: How the Ban on Salary History Inquiries Works in Your Company’s Favor

Many jurisdictions across the country, including New York City, Westchester County, Albany, Philadelphia, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Orleans, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, and San Francisco, have enacted legislation with the aim of closing the pay gap between men and women.  These laws generally prohibit employers from asking job candidates about their salary history either in […]

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Company Culture: Your Strongest Asset or Biggest Liability?

No longer can company culture be thought of as a trendy catchphrase or as a workplace with nap pods, Nerf guns, and employees riding Segways up and down the hallways. This soft concept has hard results in terms of employee retention, productivity, a company’s reputation, and overall success. Whether by default or design, culture exists […]

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Out of Sight Shouldn’t Mean Out of Mind: How to Effectively Manage Remote Employees

With the abundance of technology that is available to employers, it has become easier and more common for companies to employ people outside of the office.  Employers must manage, motivate, and retain both on-site and remote employees.  A common misconception about managing remote employees is that it requires an entirely different skill set.  While managing […]

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Hiring Decisions That Can Make or Break You

Let’s face it.  The stakes are high when it comes to hiring new employees.  A bad hire can cost your business somewhere between $25,000 and $50,000, or even more.  Since most of the hiring decisions come down to the in-person interview, businesses must insure hiring managers are trained and skilled at interviewing to increase the […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Onboarding New Hires

Yes, hiring new employees is a complex process.  Yes, you have spent a good amount of time and money to find smart and innovative talent to add to your team.  Yes, you have set high goals and expectations for your new employees to meet.  Yes, you know that employee retention begins on the first day […]

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Skip the Drama: 10 Tips To Terminating Employees With Minimal Risk

It does not matter how successful your business is or how great of a boss you are, eventually you will need to terminate employees. Terminating employees is one of the most difficult tasks for a business owner. More than ever it is crucial that business owners take the correct steps to terminate employees so as […]

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New York Legislation Update: Sexual Harassment

As part of the nationwide push to respond to the #MeToo movement and the amplified dialogue around sexual harassment in the workplace, both New York State and New York City are gearing up to implement workplace anti-sexual harassment measures. New York’s 2019 Budget Contains Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures in the Workplace A state budget agreement recently […]

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Let’s Get Legal: Guidelines for Summer Intern Compensation

As the beginning of summer nears, college students start applying for summer internship programs.  It is now time for employers and businesses to review their internship program policies.  College students rely on summer internships to gain valuable professional experience and in exchange, companies provide unpaid internships as an opportunity to let students learn from behind […]

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Mixing Business With Pleasure: Dating Policies in the Workplace

In this day and age, every company should enact a workplace dating policy, or review or update its current policy.  In the absence of a dating policy or when there is an unclear policy, an office relationship can have harmful effects.  For instance, if the couple’s relationship acrimoniously ends, employers may face legal consequences including […]

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No More Mr. Negative: How To Handle A Toxic Employee In The Workplace

An employee’s attitude can cause more disruption to a work environment than you thought.  The problem simply isn’t a matter of ability; rather it is a matter of attitude.  An employee’s aggressive or dysfunctional attitude can manifest itself in everything from quiet disobedience to outright insubordination.  It is important for an employer to maintain a […]

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