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For small businesses, it may be a case of the best of times and the worst of times.
Nick Friedman had an idea.
That’s the predicament in which Mike Hall found himself.
Associated Press’ Dave Gram is reporting that the Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that illegally try to trim payroll costs by changing employees’ status to independent contractors.
Kids in China may someday turn over their Frisbee and find “Made in America” on it.
It was an “aha” moment, he says.
At one time or another, as a business owner you’ll probably have to deal with a problem employee who under performs or violates one of the rules you’ve outlined in your employee handbook.
According to American Express OPEN’s survey of 500 entrepreneurs, only 31 percent are giving year-end bonuses (down from 44 percent last year), only 16 percent are giving raises (down from 30 percent in 2008), and nearly 1 in 4 have opted not to give gifts to employees or customers.
Even owners whose businesses are doing better say they’re sticking to simpler events this year.