Choosing a Nonprofit Board of Directors
Posted on December 19, 2014, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance.
Today, I’ll be discussing the challenge of choosing a nonprofit board of directors. The board of directors is the governing body of the nonprofit organization. This means the board sets the direction of the organization, makes most crucial decisions, and … Read more
Pres. Obama Makes December 26th a Federal Holiday
Posted on December 12, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News.
Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order declaring December 26th, 2014 a federal holiday. All executive branch departments and federal agencies will be closed, and their employees will have a four-day weekend.
Obama is not the first President … Read more
Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 4 of 6)
Background Checks of New Employees
Let’s face it, hiring a new employee is a very important part of your business. You set out to find the perfect candidate for the position hoping to add an important characteristic to your business. … Read more
Minnesota Launches New Business Services Website
Posted on December 4, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News.
The Minnesota Secretary of State announced that beginning December 8, 2014, they will launch a newly designed Business Services website.
The new website will include
Ability to file annual reinstatements online.
• User-friendly homepage design to better guide visitors.
• Search feature… Read more
Where Should I Register An Online Business?
Posted on December 2, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.
Updated January 2019
We get many inquiries regarding where to register an online business. Having no tangible presence (i.e. a storefront) understandably leads to some confusion, including whether registration is necessary, and if so, in which state to register or incorporate. … Read more
Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 3 of 6)
Last week, we tackled the issues of mandatory insurance for employers and compliance posters in the workplace. This week, we will navigate the complicated and often shark-infested legal waters of post offer, pre-employment physical examinations.
Where the Problem Arises
The … Read more
End of the Year Compliance for Nonprofits
Posted on November 19, 2014, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance.
In my previous post, I discussed end of the year compliance activities for small businesses. Running a nonprofit is a different animal altogether. Typically, nonprofit organizations have many more ongoing responsibilities.
Failure to keep up with compliance activities can … Read more
Ready, Set, Hire: An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 2 of 6)
During the last blog entry, I discussed the first two issues that employers are likely to face in the hiring process: job postings and interviews. This week, continuing with the theme chronologically, we will tackle issues involving insurance and … Read more
End of the Year Compliance for Small Businesses
Posted on November 10, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.
The end of the year is the ideal time to review compliance for your business. For many businesses, this is a time to “catch up” on compliance activities for the year and prepare for next year. Filings also may … Read more
Ready, Set, Hire: An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 1 of 6)
So, you are ready to hire a new employee to supplement your growing business. This is certainly an exciting time for you and your business. However, as you may already be aware, hiring an employee presents a variety of potential … Read more