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8 July 2015 - 21:00, by , in business, employee relations, employment law, growth strategies, hiring employees, Comments off
Employment law is a complicated matter and can be difficult for small business owners to handle. Protecting your small business from legal issues is simple if you ensure that you adhere to laws and regulations at all times, most of which are available on labor law posters that are required to be on display for...
8 July 2015 - 20:57, by , in employee relations, employment law, growth strategies, hiring employees, Comments off
Is employee motivation low due to tempting, warm summer weather? Offering employee benefits that allow for time off of work can help manage the amount of time an employee takes off and when, particularly during busy summer months. Paid time off, otherwise known as PTO, might be an option for some small business owners to offer workers as...
8 July 2015 - 20:56, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Operating a business from home has several advantages over traditional brick and mortar small businesses. Home businesses don’t require expenses such as rent for retail space, and the convenience to work from home could be priceless for a busy family or student. However, keep in mind that starting a home business involves the same necessary...
8 July 2015 - 20:54, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
In order for small businesses to be successful, people must first be aware of the products and services available. Digital marketing is one of many great advertising techniques for organizations of any size to spread the news about their business or services to the local community. While advertising should be clever to ensure it is...
8 July 2015 - 20:32, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Using social media in the workplace can be a convenient way to communicate with employees. However, social media usage can have drawbacks when it distracts employees from their work or causes a disruption to a company’s online reputation management. Some companies have even gone so far as to ban using social media in the workplace....
8 July 2015 - 7:47, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Welcome to the blog for The Wilkerson Law Office. Here is where we will post periodic updates for our clients as well as the public at large.  Some topics may be related to our areas of practice, or the other interests of our office.  Hopefully you will find these posts to be informative , entertaining,...
8 July 2015 - 7:44, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Let’s face it – managing employees can be tough. There are times when an employee is dressed inappropriately in the workplace and perhaps causes you or your employees to feel uncomfortable. Read on to learn about three common workplace wardrobe problems regarding inappropriate attire and how to solve them in a professional manner. 3 Dress Code Problems and...
8 July 2015 - 7:40, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Disciplining or terminating an employee can be one of many ethical issues a small business owner faces. Pursuing discipline can be a way to avoid terminating employees, but it is important to remember to always do what is right for your small business. Be sure to take all necessary legal precautions, as this can be a highly personal...
8 July 2015 - 7:32, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Entering into contracts will likely be necessary for small business owners, whether with clients and customers or directly with other businesses. Contracts are legally binding agreements between you and another individual or business, and can include expectations pertaining to your working relationship in writing for reference later if necessary. It’s a good idea to protect your...
8 July 2015 - 7:25, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Many small business owners find themselves hiring and managing employees, often without a human resources department to assist in the work on a daily basis. Creating and implementing policies for employees at your small business through an employee handbook is a great way to clearly communicate expectations and standards in the workplace.  Employment Essentials – Creating and...