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Starting a Business


Hire & Retain Employees

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    Hire Your First Employee

    Here are 8 steps to making sure you know the regulatory requirements before you start staffing your business.

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    Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

    Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it's important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction could save you money on taxes and legal fees.

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    Pre-Employment Background Checks

    Before hiring employees, you may want to get more information about candidates to help you make an informed decision. Learn what types of information you can use for background checks.

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    Required Employee Benefits

    Find out what employee benefit plan managers need to know so your small business complies with federal law.

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    Optional Employee Benefits

    Employee benefits play an important role in the lives of employees as well as their families. Find out what benefits you are required by law to provide your employees.

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    Writing Effective Job Descriptions

    Job descriptions ensure employees understand the roles and responsibilities associated with their position. Use this guide to help you write effective job descriptions.

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    Employee Handbooks

    An employee handbook is the most important communication tool between you and your employees. Here is how to write one that properly sets expectations for those who work for your small business.

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