The Cost of an Employee

Many small business owners do not have a firm grasp on the cost of an employee.  The cost is greater than the wage or salary you agree to pay the new employee.  The SBA’s article by Barbara Weltman, an attorney and small business advocate, is worth the short read at the SBA’s blog.

The SBDC is partially funded by the SBA.

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Although we always recommend the services of a professional accountant, the Aurora-South Metro would be happy to forward several links to employer resources that will help you set up your business for employees, should you make that decision.

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Business Breakfast in Englewood

Have you experienced frustration trying to communicate with someone of another generation at work? Attend the Englewood Chamber’s Business with Breakfast on Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30 AM, at The Guild Englewood, 3424 So. Inca.  A Boomer and a Millennial will share how to get beyond what often seems like a barrier and, instead, work as a team.

Please make your reservation by February 8th.
Cost:  $15/Greater Englewood Chamber members; $17/non-members 

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2018 Employee Handbook Updates

6 Critical Employee Policy Updates for 2018


Article by: Reagan Freed, Solvere HR Consulting

The employment landscape changes frequently, as such employers are encouraged to review and update their Employee Handbook every year. Below are six critical policies employers should review and update in their Employee Handbook:

1. Sexual Harassment Policies
2. Employment Opportunity Policies
3. Review Reasonable Accommodation Policies
4. Comply with New and Updated Leave Laws
5. Safe Driving Policies
6. Amend Smoke-Free Workplace Policies

Don’t have a handbook? It may be time for your organization to build one.  Ask the SBDC for some HR referrals.  Also, did you know that the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has an Employers Handbook (download the guide at this link) and an Employer Toolkit (click here)?

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