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Be cautious when using social media in hiring

Social media networks have grown to be one of the most powerful recruiting and screening tools. According to Jobvite's Social Recruiting Survey 2011, employers are increasingly using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to find and vet prospective employees. Of the 800-plus…

Workers' compensation and new businesses

In the early stages of starting a company, small business owners have many factors to consider. What your business does and what it requires of an employee has consequences from a workers' compensation perspective. Understanding what exposure your company may…

Estate planning for the business owner

There are more than 10 million small business owners in America. Seventy percent of family-owned businesses fail shortly after the transition to the next generation, often as a result of family discord, taxes, lack of liquidity or inexperienced management. A…

I-9 Compliance - Employers beware

The recent explosion in I-9 audits and fines lends credence to the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Employers need to be fully aware of the consequences of non-compliance with the I-9 laws because of…