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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/23/2010

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Want to know what’s going on in small business news around the Internet this week? Here are some of the top stories: New Tax Laws Galore for Small Business Owners: Entrepreneur.com runs down new tax laws on the books for 2010 that will affect small businesses. For instance, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 23rd, 2010 at 6:09 am

Using Credit Reports in Hiring May Soon Be Illegal

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Do you run credit checks on potential employees? Or, as a potential employee, have you been asked for permission to run your credit report when applying for a job? As reported in The New York Times, the legal use of credit reports in hiring may soon be a thing of the past; three states (Hawai’i, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Is Your Business’s Internship Program Legal?

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As summer approaches, you may be considering offering internships to high school or college students. While interns can be great part-time staff additions for a variety of reasons, before you go through the interviewing process, you should know that several states have begun investigating unpaid internship programs for potential violations of U.S. Department of Labor […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 6th, 2010 at 11:35 am