How do I create an easy and effective e-mail campaign?

E-mailing your customers with specials, products, services, and newsletters are great ways to increase repeat business.  However, it can become very time-consuming to do these e-mail campaigns right.  How can you easily design professional e-mails that will catch people eyes?  Constant Contact provides an excellent e-mail marketing service that guides you through the process of developing an e-mail list, …

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How do I get safety signs for my business?

Do you need safety signs or asset tags?  For safety reasons or OSHA compliance, many businesses need safety signs, equipment labels, and asset tags.  Consider Seton, an excellent online source for your warehouse signs, warning labels and more: Do you need help with material handling or storage?  Consider C&H Distributers for everything from pallet jacks to …

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Do I need an At-Will Employment policy?

At-will employment is often misunderstood by both employers and employees.  The idea of "at-will" is that employment can be terminated at any time (with or without reason) by either the employer or the employee.  If not explained correctly, an At-Will policy can make employees feel like they are not valued; that the organization does not want to …

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What is the deadline for issuing Form W-2s to my employees?

Employers need to "furnish" employee W-2 forms by January 31st.  That means that the forms must be properly addressed and mailed before that due date.  You can also hand them out in person by that date.  Failure to furnish the W-2 forms by the deadline can result in fines. Must the Form W-2 report the value of …

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When do you pay overtime?

When does overtime (OT) start?  40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day?  Federal law states that an employer usually must pay time-and-a-half (1.5) after 40 hours in a week.  There are a few exceptions to this rule for certain industries (like farm laborers) and certain positions (exempt, salaried employees).  State Laws: …

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What New Hire forms do I need?

When hiring new employees, what forms are needed?  What new hire forms are helpful?  New Hire forms fall into the following categories: 1. Legally-required Forms and Posters 2. HR Forms that help you get the job done Legally-Required Forms and Posters- Be sure to have all of the following items when hiring employees: Form I-9 …

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