Supplemental Benefit Series: Short Term Disability and Accident Policies

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Often, I receive inquiries from individuals wanting to purchase Short Term Disability on an individual basis.  Typically, carriers will not offer short term disability individually as it is not cost effective.  Standard short-term disability benefits start either first day for injury or illness or often first day injury and seventh day illness.  Can you guess who is traditionally most interested in this benefit?   (more…)

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Now that spring has sprung are you considering hiring an Intern for the summer? Should your Intern be paid?

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Some employers think it’s not necessary, reasoning that Interns are still in school, live with their parents, receive valuable experience and may even drive their own new cars to work. These employers believe using unpaid Interns is a smart financial move that allows their companies to save money on wages. However, this line of thinking has become risky based on recent court decisions and the filing of new lawsuits.

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Google Reviews—How To Get Them and How Many Is Too Many?

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Google has been the go-to search engine for many years. Now, it has become a top resource for individuals who do their research before buying a product or service. Through Google’s social media component, Google My Business, consumers can rate and review businesses that will appear on the search engine. Though this platform is consumer-driven, business owners should not feel helpless over what is posted. Instead, direct your consumers to Google as a public display of customer satisfaction.

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