Posts Tagged ‘good business practices’

According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 63% of small businesses were affected this year by the rise in insurance premiums, and 52% of those businesses suffered financial loss.  33% raised their prices to help cover the costs associated with the rise in premiums.  Small business owners can expect to pay even more […]

During the holiday season, you may find that you need extra help in operating your business.  In this case, many businesses employ seasonal workers for a limited duration of only a few weeks.  Both employers benefit by having the extra hands available during a busy time, and employees benefit from being able to make extra […]

Making the decision to fire an employee can often be a difficult one.  Additionally, many employers worry about the possibility of litigation arising from such an action.  However, there are many instances in which firing an employee may be necessary for the company.  For example, if an employee is not performing their duties in a […]

Under New York State law, businesses with fewer than fifty full time employees are not legally mandated to provide a company health insurance plan.  Employers with fifty or more full time employees that chose not to offer coverage could face financial penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision.  However, for […]

Many employers require their employees to drive as part of their job positions for various reasons.  Each October, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety launches a national campaign called Drive Safely Work Week calling for attention to the issues concerning employee driving safety. It has been estimated that overall, motor vehicle accidents cause employers […]

It’s that time of the year again when many companies celebrate the upcoming holiday season by holding parties for their employees. While these events are intended as opportunities for staff to relax and enjoy themselves, they can be a hotbed of potential liability. Even if you host your holiday party off-site, the law may hold […]

We’ve often discussed importance of keeping accurate records of the hours your employees work. Here is another example of how accurately tracking your employee’s time working can help protect your business from possible claims brought by employees under the New York State Labor Law. According to § 162 of the New York Labor Law, businesses […]

Many businesses are not immune to workplace harassment. For example, a former employee of a business in Texas sued his employer for harassing him. Among other claims of verbal and physical abuse, the employee’s suit alleges that colleagues repeatedly assaulted him with a Taser. If your company does not have a process by which your […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Senior Partner, Bellavia Blatt & Crossett, PC The Internet has given individuals unprecedented power to share information with one another.  Our society has become more mobile and people use technology to share photographs, locations and updates.  Reviewing businesses is a natural extension of individuals’ desire to share their opinions.  Before, disgruntled customers […]

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