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Employees want (and need) the answers to five questions

It will be harder tomorrow than it is today to find great employees who not only have the knowledge, skills and abilities you are looking for, but also that “spark” that makes it all work.  Once you find a great employee it is critical to invest time in conversations focused on keeping this person on board.  Here are some tips to help you retain great employees.   Employees want (and need) the answers to five questions: What is expected of me?  Tell your employees your business vision and … Read More...

2013 Minimum Wage Rates & Poster Links. San Jose, CA Joins the list March 11

On March 11, 2013 the city of San Jose, CA implemented a minimum wage rate of $10.00 per hour, joining 10 states and two other cities that on January 1, 2013 increased their minimum wage rates.  Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the city of San Francisco all increased […]

2013 IRS Mileage Deduction Rates

In case you missed it, on Jan. 1, 2013 the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) changed to: 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven. 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes. 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. […]


Do you have your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A posted?  Should you?  Covered employers are required to post the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in their workplaces from February 1 until April 30, each year. Form 300A reports the employer’s total number of deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses […]