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Disability Accommodation Toolkit for Employers

The DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently rolled out an online toolkit containing discussion guides and answers to frequently asked questions.  The toolkit includes a module designed to help employers understand the ins-and-outs of hiring and accommodating disabled employees.  You can find the employer toolkit here (scroll down & open each section, there are… Continue reading Disability Accommodation Toolkit for Employers

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Winterize Your Business!

The Small Business Administration recently offered a seminar covering weather forecasts for the upcoming winter months and how to prepare your business for a weather-related emergency.  Both a one-hour webinar (you will have to register but the webinar is free) and presentation are available. But if you’re pressed for time, here are a few highlights… Continue reading Winterize Your Business!

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Nov. 26: Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Celebrate the  2nd Annual Small Business Saturday this Saturday, Nov. 26 by supporting your local businesses! After you’ve shopped ’til you’ve dropped the big box retailers and eaten your way through the Mall’s food court on Black Friday, take some time on Saturday to support your local small businesses!  Pop into that interesting boutique you’ve… Continue reading Nov. 26: Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

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Cyber Security Audit Tool for Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Federal Communications Commission and several cyber security firms to provide a free online toolkit to help businesses develop a cybersecurity strategy (news release).  Small businesses typically don’t have the resources to hire  dedicated staff or consultants to guide and manage their technology security needs.  Although… Continue reading Cyber Security Audit Tool for Small Businesses

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NLRB Identifies Case Highlights . . .

The NLRB recently released its case production statistics for 2011.  The 368 decisions issued in contested cases represented a 17% increase over the previous year and consisted of 272 unfair labor practice cases and 96 representation cases. All NLRB decisions are available online.  Following are two of the group of cases that the Board identified… Continue reading NLRB Identifies Case Highlights . . .

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Starting up? How to select the right attorney.

I ran across a few articles & posts that reiterate my theme of having a solid support network for your new business — including the need for competent legal counsel (versus taking legal advice from your cousin/nephew/brother who was, is, or is thinking about studying law, is majoring in pre-law (?), or read a book… Continue reading Starting up? How to select the right attorney.

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The importance of getting information from reliable sources

While trolling the internet tonight for nothing in particular, I ran across a blog post that was posted last week on a site that claimed to be specifically geared to Texas employment law.  The post had been picked up by a national legal research service.  Great . . . not quite – the post contained… Continue reading The importance of getting information from reliable sources