HBR on Why Companies Need Digital Nomad Programs and Policies

Small Business Labs

The Harvard Business Review's Your Company Needs a Digital Nomad Policy covers the reasons why companies should have formal digital nomad programs and policies.  

It’s time to review (or create) your document retention policy

Business Management Daily

They create a document retention policy that clarifies what needs to be saved, where, and for how long. Sticking to a set record retention policy eliminates guesswork and promotes efficiency. Businesses and nonprofits of all sizes should possess a written-out document retention policy.


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Rounding employee’s time may present legal risks

Business Management Daily

Further, make sure employees understand via policy their obligation to bring incorrect paychecks to your attention as soon as possible. The post Rounding employee’s time may present legal risks appeared first on Business Management Daily.

How to Look for the Best Legal Representatives for your Company

Small Business CEO

Every company requires legal counsel at some point. This is why chief legal officers or CLO are often in the C-suite of large companies. Small and mid-sized businesses need legal counsel, as well. This can help them set up company policies and management of said policies to minimize the potential for lawsuits when disputes arise. Legal counsel can guide you in crafting enforceable intellectual property agreements, product warranties and non-disclosure forms.

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How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

Similar directives around the world have been implemented forcing other regions to legally to make changes. Post from: Eco-Office Gals How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps. “The traditional GLS lamp is dead!” ” Well it may not be quite dead but legislation, environmental issues and cost-saving are forcing businesses’ to re-evaluate the real costs of lighting.

2013 131

Why You Need A San Fernando Valley Public Adjuster 

Small Business CEO

Insurance policies provide us with that layer of assurance that if something bad does happen, we are prepared for it and that we can recover our losses or have our damaged properties fixed and replaced.… Finance Legal insurance policies public adjuster

2021 63

The Broader Impacts of Prop 22 Passing in a Landslide

Small Business Labs

  Key quote on the broader impact from CNN's Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees : Robert Reich, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration who endorsed a No vote, told CNN Business last week that the outcome of the vote will be "very significant." gig economy Government Policy Independent workers

2020 122

Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

There are many, many more examples (with legal liability issues being a big one). In addition to legal compliance there's also a practical matter. Simply But we also think they are unable both legally and culturally to provide the same level as independent work does. Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers

2018 141

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits & the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

Uber and Lyft were both dealt legal setbacks in two different lawsuits last week. The judge in the Lyft case nicely summed up the legal difficulties, complexities and confusion around how to classify on-demand economy workers.   Also expect a wave of additional lawsuits as our legal systems tries to reconcile the realities of the new economy with old definitions of work and employment.   Freelance Government Policy Independent workers on-demand economy

2015 155

Uber and Lyft Offer to Compromise Over Driver Concerns

Small Business Labs

This is a very broad legal standard that if strictly interpreted would impact a lot of independent contractors.  But we also think they are unable both legally and culturally to provide the same level as independent work does. Freelance gig economy Government PolicyYesterday the CEO's of Uber and Lyft published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle offering to support efforts to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of their drivers. 

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4 Advantages a Conveyancer can Help you When You’re Buying and Selling a Property

Small Business CEO

A conveyancer is vital in situations involving the law and legal matters in real estate. While looking for a new home may seem exciting, it can be full of legal issues, especially if you’re not familiar with the legal policies involved with buying a new home.

2020 56

Is AB5 the End of the Gig Economy? The Quick Answer: No

Small Business Labs

This is a more stringent set of rules than was in place prior to AB5 (for those interested in legal geekery, the prior rules are referred to as the Borello factors ). Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia recently passed AB5 , a law that changes how workers are classified. AB5 establishes an “ABC” test to decide whether or not a worker is an employee or a contractor. The law starts with the assumption that everyone is an employee.

2019 106

The Empire Strikes Back at the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

As the Chicago Tribune's When online upstarts rattle the playing field covers, many of the leading sharing economy companies are facing some sort of legal and/or regulatory challenges.   That sharing economy companies are facing increased regulatory and legal scrutiny is not a surprise.   Government Policy trends

2013 133

Retirement Planning for Habitual Expatriates

Small Business CEO

Thus, with different retirement systems and policies in different countries, habitual expatriates must plan their retirement with extensive foreknowledge to receive as much coverage, tax benefits, and sustainability as possible. Legal Management habitual expatriates retirement planning

Measuring the Impact of the Invisible Economy of Independent Work

Small Business Labs

They are focused on New York city because of a dispute they are having with state and local officials over the legality of Airbnb's offerings.   Government Policy Independent workers trends There's a growing view that the way economic statistics are collected and analyzed fails to reflect the economic and jobs impact of independent work - especially independent work created by new economy companies like Airbnb, Etsy and Elance.

2013 121

Twitter Officially Has A New Owner — And He’s Already Made Big Changes


Following the closure of the $44 billion deal , Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, legal policy executive Vijaya Gadde and Sean Edgett, the company’s general counsel. .

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Discover 5 Tips To Mitigate Workplace Harassment And Avoid Toxic Organizations


Before starting a job anywhere, look up your rights under Title VII (your local and state worker’s rights protections), and the company’s own policies. 81% of women and 43% of men have reported sexual harassment and/or assault in the workplace. .

2022 260

Lawsuits, Lost Expertise And Bad Morale: The Steep Risks Of Ignoring Older Employees


She says that all companies need to create and enforce hiring and employment policies to reduce ageism. . Even if an employee doesn’t file a claim but is merely alleging age discrimination, HR and legal will likely investigate the allegation as a best practice.

2022 208

The Workforce is on the Move…and so is Compensation

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Make no mistake – a workplace revolution is happening right now and these types of conversations, decisions, and new policies are being formulated right now. WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN ANY TIME ZONE + IN-OFFICE WORK = HYBRID = NEW POLICIES. geographic pay policy. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS.

2021 82

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Employment Lawsuits

The Small Business Blog

Make certain that you have strong, unconfusing policies on employment. Stay within legal guidelines regarding employment. A good recordkeeping policy is essential. A good record-keeping policy is essential. Benton Said on August 17th, 2010 at 10:40 pm Many companies, especially small businesses, don’t seek legal advice on employment matters because it costs money to hire a lawyer. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2010 138

Considerations For Social Media Use In The Workplace

Small Business CEO

This practice can create liability for a company absent a policy or set of guidelines for such professionals to reference, allowing them to make sure their behavior does not violate applicable law or expose the company to legal action. It’s important for company leaders to familiarize themselves with traditional employment laws, as well as laws that affect social media policy. Provide a social media policy. Consistent monitoring ensures compliance with your policy.

Commercial Building Owners Should Hire a Public Insurance Adjuster to Negotiate Their Property Claim

Small Business CEO

The adjusters are professionals hired by a homeowner or business owner to assess and manage damages/losses that should be covered by an insurance policy. … Legal commercial property damage claims licensed public insurance adjusterCommercial property damage claims can be daunting to file and negotiate. Many times, this leaves the business with an inconvenient choice: Hire an attorney to handle their claim, or.

2017 51

The Best Client Retention Strategies to Use Now


To achieve your goals, you must develop a customer care policy that’s understood and adhered to by every member of your team. In both cases, your teams may rely on “the fine print” to cover your company legally from overpromising.

2022 181

Cybersecurity Law Pros is In-demand: Should I Get a Master’s Degree?

Small Business CEO

Professor Michael Greenberger, the founder and director of University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS,) explained that there are more and more of clients seek help from legal professionals who possess in-depth knowledge of crisis management and cybersecurity law and policy.… … Human Resources Legal cybersecurity cybersecurity law Masters Degree

2017 41

Trying to Keep Your Delivery Vehicles Safe? Check Out These Essential Maintenance Tips

Small Business CEO

Rather than waiting until a lawsuit is filed against your company to change your fleet management policies, you need to take a good hard look at them now. … Legal Management delivery vehicle safety fleet managementThe damage caused by car crashes cost American businesses nearly $230 billion a year. Keeping the delivery vehicles you have safe is something you need to view as a priority.

2018 41

NEW Canada Anti-Spam Law effective July 1 (And how not to be a spammer regardless of location.)

Denise Aday

Being in your CRM or address book does not count, either ethically or legally.) Remember, regardless of laws and policies, spam is also in the eye of the beholder. Back to those laws and policies… The terms of service of most email marketing providers are stricter than the anti-spam laws themselves. Here’s information from MailChimp about its own policies and explaining the CASL: Guidelines for List Compliance: [link]. ( CC by 2.0

2014 50

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Small Business CEO

Workers’ compensation costs extend far beyond the cost of your insurance policy. … Finance Legal compensation costs health and safety work injuries workplace safetyThe costs of a workplace accident also include time lost, attorney fees, disruption to your daily operations and medical costs. Injuries – no matter how minor or severe – can be time-consuming and costly for any business. Here are four ways you can reduce workers’ compensation costs.

2017 44

Should Employees be Allowed to Use Social Media?

Small Business CEO

Nowadays many companies even have social media policies governing the ways that an employee can access social media in the work environment and whether they can at all. The Policy. If you are an employee in a business and don’t know what the social media policy is, the best thing to do until you do know, is to avoid it. There are of course legal ramifications among other concerns. Social Media social media at work workplace policies

NEW Canada Anti-Spam Law effective July 1 (And how not to be a spammer regardless of location.)

Denise Aday

Being in your CRM or address book does not count, either ethically or legally.) Remember, regardless of laws and policies, spam is also in the eye of the beholder. Back to those laws and policies…. Here’s information from MailChimp about its own policies and explaining the CASL: Guidelines for List Compliance: [link]. About the Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL): [link] (Goes into Implied vs Express Consent and highlights how MailChimp’s policies are stricter.).

2014 40

Resilience Stories: After Her Father Was Deported, She Bought and Expanded His New Jersey Restaurant


Morales was released after 17 days, given a second chance through the DACA policy ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) as well as a green card petition filed by her mother, who gained legal status in 2004 after marrying a U.S.

2021 269

My Journey to TEDx By Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

The TED franchise is a well-oiled machine with tried-and-true policies, protocols, and practices. March, 2022 for Executive Support Magazine. Here’s my behind-the-scenes look at speaking at TEDxRutgersCamden. I didn’t expect to be giving a TEDx talk in 2022.

2022 52

MBO Partners: A Business Platform for Independent Consultants.

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.   MBO Partners offers a service providing a legal and financial infrastructure for independent consultants and freelancers. 

2010 113

3 Essential Contracts for Consultants and Coaches

Jen Lawrence

Layer in legal concerns and things start to get really overwhelming. Whether it’s the cost or not knowing where to start, the temptation to skip the legal setup is huge – but it’s also the biggest mistake you could make in your business.

2022 52

Don't Kid Yourself: Your Private E-mail May Be Anything But When You're at Work

On The Job

We've heard the warnings time and again: What you write in an e-mail is subject to your employer not only reviewing it -- but firing you if it is believed you violated company policy. That's at the heart of the case one man has filed against his former employer, claiming that the company got ahold of his private e-mails, which were to his lawyers discussing pending legal action against his employer.

2008 100

Top 5 Tips for Writing a Staff Handbook

The Small Business Blog

Include policies on issues such as discrimination & discipline so that your position is clear and in writing. Make sure you include a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a legal document. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Starting a Small Business?

2010 100

What electronic record-keeping software best fits your needs?

Business Management Daily

eFileCabinet is a document management software that is popular with HR, finance, IT, and legal teams due to its security features. PeopleDoc also integrates with Docusign for e-signature collection on documents such as offer letters or company policy acknowledgments.

Do You Need Landlord Insurance?

Small Business CEO

Whilst there is no legal obligation for a landlord to take out landlord insurance, you might find that you need it to take on tenants. If you are a landlord or thinking about becoming a landlord, there are 101 things to think about. Should landlord insurance be on your list?

2021 69

The Fourth Sector - Social Businesses

Small Business Labs

 These are firms, both for-profits and non-profits, that are driven by a social mission but employ for-profit business policies and practices.     We cover social entrepreneurs and recently posted on alternative legal structures social businesses can use. Good article on Social Earth describing the emerging fourth sector of socially-oriented businesses.

2012 152

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Change Gig Worker Classification and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

This provision would provide a relatively simple 3-part test which, if satisfied, would legally classify a gig worker as an independent contractor (the safe harbor). Doing this,  according to research by the Kogod Tax Policy Center , would result in billions of dollars in additional federal tax revenue. It would clear up a lot of issues around gig worker classification and reduce the legal challenges the platforms face, at least at the federal level.

2017 133

According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

Other states - with California being a key example - have had legal rulings that make it very likely most gig workers should be classified as employees.  gig economy Government PolicyThe U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. This follows a ruling by the U.S.

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