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How an FMLA Audit Can Protect Your Small Business and Ensure Compliance

Updated December 19, 2023 The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) exists to help employees balance personal needs with the demands of the workplace. Complying with the regulations associated with this law is essential for eligible businesses. Unfortunately, many employers fail to do so, exposing them to costly fines and penalties. Poor compliance with the FMLA…

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How-To Series for Small Business: How to Build a Strong Team

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According to the Small Business Administration, any company with fewer than 500 employees is categorized as a small business. This description includes roughly 99.7 percent of the organizations operating in the U.S. Managing a small business comes with many benefits, including the potential for financial rewards, growth and freedom. But it also comes with its…

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Mission vs. Vision Statement: Similarities, Differences, and Why They Matter to Your Small Business

The mission statement and vision statement are the dynamic duo of a company’s identity. But they serve different purposes and often have unique uses and applications. Understanding the differences between a mission statement vs. a vision statement can help you craft concepts that align with your business goals and demonstrate to those on the outside…

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Small Business Owner How-To Series: How to Track Employee Time

At WorkforceHub, we focus on the needs of small businesses. Our solution makes it easy to manage the everyday tasks, but we recognize that many of our clients are newcomers to the world of managing employees and ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations. In order to provide more value and support, we’re launching a…

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State Paid Sick Leave Laws: Your Comprehensive Guide

Sickness is part of the human condition, and various illnesses can impact people differently. We’ve all worked with people who have come to work sick (and maybe even been that person in the workplace) but doing so can increase the risk of spreading illness among coworkers. Additionally, sick employees tend to be less productive. A…

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5 Reasons Company Culture Matters for Small Businesses

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In our latest series, we covered a range of reasons to invest in company culture and how a toxic culture can impact the workforce. But as a small business owner, you may be wondering, does this apply? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, company culture is equally important, if not more so, among…

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Minnesota Sick and Safe Time Law

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A new sick and safe time law will go into effect on January 1, 2024, impacting Minnesota employers. The Minnesota sick and safe time law requires employers to provide paid leave to eligible employees who work in the state. To qualify for paid leave, employees must work at least 80 hours in a year for…

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Creating a Vision Statement that Guides Your Organization

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As a business owner, it’s important that you guide your organization toward the future you envision. Part of that process includes establishing a mission statement, which we covered in a previous post. Additionally, you need to determine the vision you have for the organization and assess how it will move toward achievement. In this guide…

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PTO Policy: Managing PTO Policies for Small Business

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Updated November 1, 2023 When you run a small business, managing all the policies and processes associated with the workforce can be difficult. But a key aspect of building and maintaining a strong team includes offering competitive benefits, one of which is paid time off. In this guide, we outline how to manage PTO policies…

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Crafting a Mission Statement that Actually Impacts Your Business

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Achieving business success starts with a firm grasp on the purpose of the organization and its goals. Creating a mission statement is the first step toward verbalizing what you’re working toward and emphasizing the purpose of your business. This guide outlines how to craft a mission statement that has a real impact on your organization,…

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