Employment

NYC Restaurants Cut Hours, Raise Prices to Meet $15 Minimum Wage

[ad_1] New York City’s $15 minimum wage, which began to take effect Dec. 31, 2018, was meant to bolster earnings and quality of life, but for a lot of residents, it’s doing the opposite. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in 2016 to increase the New York York State’s minimum wage to $15.00/hr. The lowest …

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Should I Hire a Family Member?

[ad_1] A reader sends this question: “A relative keeps pestering me for a job in my business. He’s my nephew, but he is inexperienced and not even remotely qualified for the one opening we currently have. That opening is a key role and we need a great person in it. Should I give in and …

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93% of Your Employees May Think They’re Outworking Their Peers

[ad_1] Competition in the workplace is nothing new. Actually, it is encouraged by most organizations. The fact 93% of employees think they are outworking their peers drives this point home. According to a four-nation survey by Asana, competition in the workplace is alive and well but so is burnout. Even though competition is good overall, …

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What Responsibilities Do Small Businesses Have For Workers Comp?

[ad_1] Major corporations remain prominent in our popular imagination. But think of our local landscapes. Because 99% of companies in the US fit the description of small businesses. Typically you can define small businesses as employing fewer than 500 people. In other words, small businesses make up the heart of our economy. And yet they …

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A Quick Helper to Understand Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

[ad_1] In the past, a small business owner might not consider using a Non-Disclosure Agreement (also called a confidentiality agreement or an NDA). But times have changed, and today having an NDA in your toolbox is a must. With freelancers now regularly taking part in projects with small businesses, you have to use an NDA. …

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85% Would Consider Quitting After Unfair Performance Review

[ad_1] A new report from Reflective reveals unfair performance reviews is prompting 85% of employees to consider quitting. This is because the way we now work is completely different from the time performance reviews were created. As Liz Ryan, a Fortune 500 HR SVP, writes on Forbes, “Performance reviews are artifacts left over from the …

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