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Three Important Things to Know About the Second Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Funding
January 05, 2021

At the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed to provide additional COVID-19 financial relief to the small business and nonprofit community, including a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding (PPP…

Employee or Independent Contractor?
May 15, 2020

The legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor has confused and frustrated business owners, attorneys, and accountants for many years. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance for business owners and explain…

Fifteen Things To Do When You Decide to Hire Your First Employee
November 07, 2019

Your efforts as a “solopreneur” are paying off and you are looking to hire your first employee to help manage the growth of your business. While not an exhaustive treatise on all conceivable laws and regulations that govern the employment…

Steps a Business Owner Should Take When a Key Employee Jumps Ship for a Competitor
September 11, 2019

Having key employees sign written Noncompete Agreements does little to protect an business owner unless the owner is prepared to take action to enforce the company’s rights. Employers should treat departing employees with noncompetes in a…

Employee Use of Company Resources
June 28, 2019

Small business owners should have written policies concerning employees’ use of company computers, emails, and telephones. Federal and state law give employers quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to monitoring employee emails and phone…

Tales from the Trenches
April 22, 2019

Working daily with small business owners and entrepreneurs (aside from being a small business owner myself) gives one a special look inside the ups and downs of small business ownership. In recent conversations with clients and colleagues, two…

Be Careful Not to Convert Your Nonprofit Volunteers into Employees
November 18, 2016

Nonprofit organizations often struggle recruiting and retaining volunteers, and they try valiantly to come up with creative ways to recognize and reward those individuals who generously contribute their time and talent to the organization. …