Links and Lists

Consider this an online phone book for small business owners and leaders.  Some lists are more serious, others are more fun…  Let’s start with the government. 

Government Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC provides a comprehensive overview for small businesses and contacts to their Small Business Liaisons. 
United States Department of Labor
The DOL offers forms, information and quick links to “Top 20 Requested Items” and “People Are Asking” which is their FAQ’s.
Bureau of Statistics
The Bereau offfers statistical information on wages, hiring trends, accidents and more.
OSHA
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, provides State Run Programs listings, Small Business Resources, as well as, employee rights and complaint mechanisms.
Ready.gov
Business Continuity and Recovery “Plan to Stay in Business”

IRS.gov

The Internal Revenus Service is a good link to know.  As tax laws continue to change and the IRS becomes more involved with Small Businesses and Health Care, we need to keep current on our obligations.  In the unfortunate event that you do get audited, they also offer this video for small business owners.

Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Insurance is regulated by the Federal Department of Labor, but in provided by each state and determined by state laws and requirements.  The DOL offers information and listings by state.
Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Compensation is another area regulated federally, but administered by the states.  The DOL offers an overview and list of local offices.
Business.gov
Business.gov is a great place to start for business questions, legal compliance information and state and local listings for employers.
HealthCare.com
Healthcare is the biggest cause for concern in our country.  How will it impact Small Business?  What are the options and new laws?  There is also a link regarding Small Business Tax Credits.

Employee Morale and Engagement Boosting

Recess at Work
Doesn’t that just sound fun?  Try a quick recess, it can do wonders!