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Social Media and Your Business –Who Owns Your Business’ Social Media Accounts?

Does your business have a Twitter or Instagram account? How about a Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube account? If you are not familiar with the names above, each is the name of a social media platform used by businesses across the globe to promote their goods and attract new customers (often referred to as followers). These platforms are used by millions, if not billions, of individuals and b...
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Is Certification Right for Your Business?

This is Part 2 of our Certification Process blog series. Whether your business is currently 51% or more owned by minorities or you are considering leaving your business to your daughter, or there’s another opportunity to make your business eligible for certification, it’s time to consider whether certification will help take your business to the next level. So let’s walk through what you need to know. How Do You Qualify For Certification?There are a number of different certifications out there and many have diffe...
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Navigating the Certification Process

Part 1: Understanding the terminology of the certification worldWhen you first enter the world of certification you come face to face with a entire new set of terminology – mostly comprised of acronyms that everyone rattles off their tongue so fast it’s hard to keep up.  To get ready for the new world, here’s a guide to some of the common terms you need to know: 8(a): “8(a) Business Development Program”The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses admin...
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VACCINATION INCENTIVES: DO THE RISKS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS?

The Centers for Disease Control has asked employers to encourage vaccinations for years, saying “Making annual flu vaccinations part of your workplace wellness program offers many benefits to you and your employees”.  With the COVID-19 Pandemic, the usually listed benefits of promoting vaccinations (reduced missed work, increased morale, etc.) are magnified.  With that in mind, a number of companies – including Dollar General, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Instacart - have announced an intention to provide incentives to employees to encoura...
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COVID HR Update:  OSHA Penalties Increased, New OSHA Guidance on COVID-19 for Employers plus a new CDC Tool Kit on Vaccine Communication for Essential Workers.

2021 is starting to feel like March of 2020 all over again for employers.  Each day seems to bring new information, guidance and rules that need to be reviewed and incorporated into the workplace.   We highlight some of those items here:New OSHA Guidance on Addressing COVID-19 In the WorkplaceThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, recently issued new guidance titled “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace”.  In the...
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