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What Is a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
By Max Freedman | May 12, 2021

High-deductible health plans can be cheaper for employers to offer, but employees don't always like them.

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The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Sean Peek | May 11, 2021

If you have to let an employee go or they quit, you should provide them with a termination of benefits letter. Here's what to include in your letter and a sample template.

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What Is Errors and Omissions Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

Errors and omissions insurance protects against lawsuits that disgruntled clients could bring against your business.

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Guide to the Workers' Compensation Claim Process
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

It's stressful when employees have work-related illnesses or injuries, which is why it is important to have a clear understanding of how the workers' compensation process works.

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What Is a Business Owner's Policy?
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

A business owner's policy offers the coverage of liability insurance and property insurance in one package.

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Do You Need Product Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

If you manufacture, sell or distribute products, your policy portfolio should include product liability insurance.

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What Is a Certificate of Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

A certificate of insurance demonstrates that your business holds an insurance policy, and includes key coverage details.

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What Is General Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

General liability insurance is a critical policy that most businesses should have.

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How SEP IRAs Work
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts (IRA) could lower a self-employed person's taxable income. SEP IRAs benefit small employers as well.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | April 15, 2021

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado, or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 05, 2021

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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4 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | March 03, 2021

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation Insurance
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 17, 2021

Nearly every state requires businesses to have workers' compensation insurance. Learn more about workers' comp.

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The Best Background Check Companies of 2021
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

Looking for the best background check service for pre-employment screening? Compare features and prices of the best background check services.

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How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

Learn what the recruitment process is and how to implement one for your business.

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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2021
By Laura Handrick | February 05, 2021

Looking for the best time and attendance software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and most affordable programs.

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Should You Offer Your Employees a PPO?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | February 03, 2021

A PPO healthcare plan offers advantages and disadvantages to employers and employees.

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Support Employees' Child Care Needs With a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
By Jane Genova | January 27, 2021

Dependent care FSAs are a benefit many employees find appealing, and it could help your company attract top candidates.

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Expand Internationally by Leveraging Local PEO Services
By Craig Dempsey | January 13, 2021

A professional employer organization can make an international expansion painless for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Borrowing From Your 401(k) Plan
By John Riddle | January 13, 2021

You can borrow from your 401(k), but is it the best solution to your money problems?

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Workforce Monitoring Isn't as Scary as it Sounds
By David Bloom | January 13, 2021

Conducting a pre-hire background check isn't always enough for employers

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401(k): What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | January 08, 2021

There are few perks workers desire more than 401(k) retirement plans.

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6 Employee Scheduling Tools for Retail
By Andreas Rivera | January 08, 2021

Still scheduling employee shifts on a calendar in the break room? Check out these paid and free retail scheduling software solutions.

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The Small Business Productivity Guide: 7 Tips to Boost Your Output
By Victor Snyder | January 06, 2021

Here are seven tips to help you and your employees work more efficiently.

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Free Payroll Services: How Do They Compare to Paid Services?
By Simone Johnson | December 28, 2020

Free payroll services and apps have a lot to offer, but you need to know what to look for.

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What a Good Performance Process Looks Like
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 21, 2020

To get the most out of your team, you need to have a solid performance process in place.