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Employee handbook

4 Employee Handbook Policies to Watch in 2023

There aren’t rules for how frequently you should update your handbook, but given laws do change, it’s smart to be proactive so you don’t get caught off guard. An updated employee handbook helps employees understand what’s expected of them, and helps managers ensure company policies are followed. We’ve identified four reasons to revisit your employee

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Climate-friendly Practices for Growth and Prosperity

By Erica Aitken and Laura Aitken The printing industry has long pioneered new forms of technology and is now on the cusp of more significant change, spurred on by the devastating deterioration of our planet. The truth is climate change is here and our industry has to change.   The printers we consulted say that the

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Print Is Sustainable

by Canon In today’s world print sometimes unfairly gets the reputation of not being a sustainable communication method. At Canon, we are working to help change the narrative and provide some data that can support the sustainable story that print has to tell. So what can you share with your customers and prospective clients when

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Dear David: When Is an Employee Ready to Lead?

Question: How do we know when an employee is ready for a leadership role?  Answer It’s good you’re thinking about this. Promotions into leadership too often come with little discussion about how the leadership role will be different from the current role or whether the employee has the interest or skill set to be an

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The Importance of Professional Liability Insurance for Graphic Design Firms

Whether you are creating or printing posters, publications, flyers, advertisements, or a website, your graphic design agency or print shop helps your clients build their businesses. But like other businesses providing professional services, visual media business operations face unique risks that other firms don’t. And if you do not have proper insurance in place to

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How to Combat the Growing Problem of Employee Theft

Employee theft and fraud are perennial problems for businesses and one rogue employee can do serious damage to the finances of a company and; in many cases even put them out of business.  Shockingly, 75% of employees admit to stealing at least once from their employer and employee theft costs U.S. businesses $50 billion a

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90% of Business Owners Fear They Are Underinsured: Poll

A new study has found that insurance is often a blind spot for small business owners, with the vast majority of them uncertain if they are “adequately insured” and what risks their policies actually cover. According to the survey by online insurance site Next, 90% of the 500 small business owners polled said they are

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Is Your Website ADA-Compliant? If Not, You’re At Risk

Americans with Disabilities Act-based lawsuits and demand letters are growing against companies over website access for disabled users. Any company with a web presence is at risk of being swept up in this wave of lawsuits, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars to settle, in addition to lawyers’ fees and other court costs.

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Filing Your Insurance Claim Late May Void It

One of the keys to having your insurance claims paid promptly is to file them in a timely manner. Virtually all commercial insurance policies — from liability and workers’ compensation to commercial auto and property — require that a notice of claims be filed within a certain amount of time after an incident. For businesses

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severance agreement

NLRB Decision Pours Cold Water on Employee Severance Agreements

The National Labor Relations Board has taken a big step in deciding that non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in employee severance agreements are illegal, a move that will require most employers to rewrite theirs. The board ruled that these provisions stifle employees’ and ex-employees’ rights under Title 7 of the National Labor Relations Act to discuss

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