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Principles to Delegating Successfully

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Delegation doesn’t come naturally to most of us, and we can often think it’s easier and safer to do everything ourselves. There’s limited amount of task that can be completed, however hard you work. There is a finite number of hours in a day. Successful delegation can overcome this limitation….

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

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The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) goes into effect on July 1. Small businesses in the state may need to make some adjustments to their hiring and interviewing processes to comply. Among other things, the amendment changed the definition of comparable work, prohibited employers from asking applicants about salary history…

Overtime Rules and Your Business

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Most employers are required to pay overtime to at least some of their employees. Not all employees can earn overtime, however. Whether your employee is entitled to overtime pay depends on your state’s law, their job duties, and how many hours they work. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Although most…

Strategies for a More Productive Workday

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You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? We all have times when we’re just not in the mood to work. It is hard…

Changes Business Owners Should Know About the New Tax Law

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Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 brings a favorable lower tax rate to corporations, the Act also includes some new unfavorable rules affecting them as well. But it seemed clear that business owners were likely to see a shrinking tax bill. Here are the changes business…

Simple Tips for Teaching Employees Time Management

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Providing a little help, structure and training for personal time management will help empower employees to meet the demands of the modern workplace. Managers should pay attention to how work is getting done and help employees learn to manage their time. Here are a few simple tips on teaching employees…

Conducting a Successful Policy Review

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Policies, compliance posters, and forms need to be periodically reviewed to ensure that they adhere to applicable laws. Since the beginning of the year brings new laws, now is a good time to conduct this review. Here are some tips for conducting a successful review. Sexual Harassment Policies A comprehensive…

What to Consider Before Executing a Pay Equity Audits

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Gender bias and pay disparity have been getting a lot of public attention lately. Pay audits can help identify potential gender pay disparities, and determine whether any discrepancies are statistically significant. Before an employer conducts an audit, some things should be considered: What is the Equal Pay Act The Equal…

Top Reasons for High Employee Turnover

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Employee turnover can directly affect your bottom line. High employee turnover cost companies in time and money. Experts estimate it costs upwards of twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement. High turnover can also damage morale among remaining employees. The top reasons for high employee turnover and…