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The step-by-step guide to firing someone

Not everyone does it well, but for the sake of your company—and your employees—learning how to terminate someone’s employment is an important skill to learn. No, you just can’t turn to one of your charges and yell, “You’re fired!”  That might sound good on TV, but it’s not the way to do things. When terminating…

201602.21
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The “fine print” and arbitration clauses

People joke about the “fine print” in contracts, but often the fine print is no laughing matter, especially when it comes to arbitration clauses. If arbitration is heralded as being less expensive and faster than court proceedings, should you be concerned about being forced to arbitrate a dispute. Often the answer is yes. When you…

201510.15
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Ohio Bill Favors Hiring Veterans

The State of Ohio is moving toward passing a bill that would make it legal for companies in the private sector to favor veterans and their spouses in their hiring and promotion practices. If the bill goes through, these workers would also have protection during layoffs. It was passed by the House with a unanimous vote and…

201503.01
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Minimum Wage Act

In 1938, led by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA introduced the standard working regulations for employees. Among other regulations, the FLSA introduced the first national minimum wage rate. The minimum wage at the time was $0.25 per hour.1 Before you gawk at what seems…