Gossip can be costly and disrupt your workplace

Gossip in the workplace is disruptive and can be costly to businesses by reducing productivity. So what should you do when you discover that an employee...

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Ensure safety at work: Training is a must in 2020

Safety is important for economic reasons: When an employee is involved in an accident, you spend money through lost production and absenteeism. Safety...

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How employers should approach at-will employment

At-will employment means that either employer or employee can end an employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without...

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3 strategies to avoid workplace teamwork disaster

Getting your employees to work in teams can be difficult, especially when you have employees with drastically different emotions and interpersonal...

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New, finalized W-4 form available for 2020

On Dec. 5, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released its final version of a modified 2020 Form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate....

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Michigan minimum wage increases to $9.65

Michigan’s minimum hourly wage increased from $9.45 to $9.65 on Jan. 1, 2020. The minimum wage will increase again to $9.87 in one year, at the beginning...

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2020 can mean a profitable approach for your business

It's hard to believe there is less than six weeks left of this decade. Not just this year, but this DECADE! I have written multiple end-of-year blogs (...

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Employers: Consider veteran talent when filling jobs

As the job market rebounds and adds jobs each month, business recruiters and managers are having an increasingly difficult time filling job openings. As...

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Rising popularity of vaping raises new issues in the workplace

The first time I heard about vaping was during a conversation with my teenage kids a few years ago. I was surprised to hear them say “everyone does it!”...

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Navigating the rapidly changing landscape of marijuana laws

What if you could jump into your time machine and take a trip anywhere in the United States in the 1970s? Imagine telling an employer that marijuana use...

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