Are they independent contractors or employees?

September 15, 2014

By Jean Kruse / Guest Editorial

Need help with some aspects of your small business, but aren’t ready to add an additional employee? Many small business owners, when confronted with this situation, believe the only way they can afford to hire a person is to classify the new hire as an independent contractor so they do not have to pay the payroll taxes associated with an employee.

Prevention worth more than the cure

September 8, 2014

By Dr. James A. Merchant

As health care and health insurance costs have risen sharply over the last 15 years, employees and employers increasingly struggle to maintain health insurance coverage and benefits. Workplace programs that emphasize worker satisfaction, promote healthy behaviors and provide prevention programs provide employers of all sizes the opportunity to influence far more than just their health care costs.

From football field to boardroom

September 8, 2014

By Greg Dardis / Guest Editorial

The story of how Steven Montgomery Jr. made his way onto the Minnesota Gophers’ football field, where he hopes to be a starting cornerback this season, is, at its essence, the story of a father and his son.

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