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Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press

As this winter’s flu outbreak intensifies, small U.S. business owners are trying to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club in Santa Barbara, Calif., any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee machine, water dispenser and door knobs, are wiped down and there’s hand sanitizer on […]

  • January 22, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15

A new law expanding retirement plan options for small businesses may encourage more American companies to offer the benefits to their workers. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known as the SECURE Act, won final congressional approval in the Senate last month and was signed into law by President Donald Trump. One […]

  • January 6, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:15

All seemed to be going well with Randolph Rice’s new receptionist. She asked for more responsibilities and got them and said she was happy. Then, two months into the job at Rice’s law office, she didn’t show up for work or call in sick. Rice tried to reach her, but got no response. He’d been […]

  • October 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15