Category Archives: Labor Relations

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Reach Their Full Potential

It is difficult for employees to reach their full potential without challenging them. Leading and motivating a company according to the mission, values, and desired direction can help employee growth and development. Underutilizing employees can force a company to miss…
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Speedy Delivery: Why Your Email System Isn’t Entirely Yours Anymore

Email. It’s one of the most indispensable tools in business today. It’s also the bane of existence for countless employees and employers alike, as we all find ourselves fighting feverishly to survive the inbox onslaught that plagues our daily lives.
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That Was Fast! How New Union Election Rules Impact You

Union. There aren’t too many words that strike fear in the hearts of many business owners as much as the word “union”. It’s right up there with “IRS” in the list of “What keeps me up at night” for many…
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Five Tips for Franchisees in the Joint-Employer Era

So you’ve mortgaged your house. You’ve taken out a bank loan (or two). You’ve signed the lease. And you’ve fitted out your space. Now, you’re ready to see the success of your hard work as you launch your new small…
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Not So Sweet: Subcontractor Employees May Still Be Your Responsibility

You’ve built a first-class company with state-of-the-art operations, a global reputation for environmental stewardship and an enviable supply chain that is the toast of your industry. You also possess a brand worth billions based on smiles and good times, all…
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What Employers Should Know About ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws

Would you ever hire a convicted criminal to work for your company? How about a person who has been adjudicated through the courts, or an individual who has served time? Each of these phrases essentially means the same thing –…
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Know Your Rights…and Theirs: What One Jimmy John’s Franchisee Learned the Hard Way About HR (Accidental HR)

You run a foodservice business – one that is part of a national franchise network whose brand is built on the promise of clean, fresh, tasty food made to-order. Some of your employees decide to begin an organizing effort, in…
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