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7 Best Practices for Following the FTC’s New Non-Compete Rules

7 Best Practices for Following the FTC’s New Non-Compete Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it would be banning non compete agreements. With the FTC non-compete ban, almost all forms of non-compete agreements are against the law. Because there is very little time left to get ready, you should start...

What Will AI’s Impact on HR Be in the Next Decade?

What Will AI’s Impact on HR Be in the Next Decade?

In the war for talent, employers are facing three tectonic shifts in the labor force. Technology, changing demographics, and new employment laws are causing a quantum shift in the labor market and human resources (HR). Artificial intelligence (AI) is both a cause of...

How AI Will Disrupt HR: Tectonic Shifts in HCM

How AI Will Disrupt HR: Tectonic Shifts in HCM

“Technology is going to change HR. It just is.  And so you can get run over by it, or you can embrace it and lean into it and use it.” In episode #104 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance, and the War...

How Performance Reviews Drive an Engaged Workforce

How Performance Reviews Drive an Engaged Workforce

Performance reviews are more than a metric for raises and promotions. They are a valuable way to set goals and motivate employees and an important part of a strategic people management strategy. By learning how to offer performance reviews, you can transform your...

How Does the New Ban on Non-Competes Work?

How Does the New Ban on Non-Competes Work?

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new rule that essentially bans do not compete clauses. The FTC banning non competes means that companies will no longer be able to use non-compete clauses to stop workers from quitting and getting new...

FTC Non-Compete Update for 2024: Are Non-Compete Clauses Enforceable?

FTC Non-Compete Update for 2024: Are Non-Compete Clauses Enforceable?

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that non-compete clauses would no longer be allowed. The FTC non-compete update goes into effect on September 4, 2024. Thanks to the new FTC ban, employers may want to know, “Are non-compete clauses enforceable?”...

7 Tips for Building an Informed Workforce

7 Tips for Building an Informed Workforce

Building an informed workplace is about more than just communication. It is about being conscious about what you communicate and where you inform employees about updates. From incorporating company-wide meetings to town halls, there are major changes you can make to...

FTC Ruling On Non Competes

FTC Ruling On Non Competes

“Use this time wisely, 120 days is not that much time to prepare.” In episode #103 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance, and the War for Talent, Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C., Brian Shenker, sits down...

HR Compliance Update | June 4, 2024

HR Compliance Update | June 4, 2024

FEDERAL UPDATES EEO-1 Reporting – The deadline to submit and certify EEO-1 reports for 100+ employers is June 4, 2024.  The EEOC just announced that it filed lawsuits against 15 employers in 10 different states and multiple industries for failing to comply with the...

How to Create an Employee Handbook in 10 Steps

How to Create an Employee Handbook in 10 Steps

Creating and maintaining an employee handbook is a critical task that plays a vital role in establishing clear communication and expectations within your organization. Despite the misconception that employee handbooks are a relic of the past, a well-written and...

How to Use the FICA Tip Credit to Avoid Employer Taxes on Tips

How to Use the FICA Tip Credit to Avoid Employer Taxes on Tips

Employers are legally required to pay the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) on employee wages and tips. Fortunately, the FICA tip credit can help you decrease your company’s tax burden. By carefully tracking wages throughout the year, you can help your...

Big Impact for Small Businesses: Strategic People Management

Big Impact for Small Businesses: Strategic People Management

Create a competitive advantage with an informed, engaged and recognized workforce. In today's competitive marketplace, running a small business isn't just about keeping the lights on and meeting deadlines. It's about building a team that's not only capable but also...

What Should You Consider When Selecting Leadership Training Options?

What Should You Consider When Selecting Leadership Training Options?

If you don’t provide your workers with leadership and development opportunities, they will look for these opportunities somewhere else. As an employer, this means it’s incredibly important to provide leadership training to your workers. From offering tuition...

9 Best Practices for Employee Recognition Programs

9 Best Practices for Employee Recognition Programs

Employee recognition can help you achieve a happier, more productive workforce. By implementing an employee recognition program in your small business, you can ensure your workers feel valued and motivate them to achieve their performance goals. While recognition can...

Little Known Employer Tax Credits: WOTC, R&D, And So Much More

Little Known Employer Tax Credits: WOTC, R&D, And So Much More

“Just because you're a small business doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the same things that you see these larger corporations are taking advantage of.” In episode #102 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash,...

2024 HR Benchmark Report: Key Insights for Small Businesses

2024 HR Benchmark Report: Key Insights for Small Businesses

We are excited to announce the release of the 2024 HR Benchmark Report, an essential guide for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to leverage human resources (HR) best practices to drive growth and success. This comprehensive report, based on our latest...

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