Small businesses vary in many ways, including in the number of employees they have. Some have a very small workforce, with just a handful of employees.
Among the things it is critical for public entities to be careful in is their pay practices towards employees. One thing such organizations should make sure to avoid in such practices is conduct that could be viewed as discriminatory. Difficult legal situations can arise for public entities when they are accused of having engaged in pay discrimination against a worker based on gender or some other protected status.
Small business owners face many uncertainties. Unpredictable factors like the economy, competition and personal issues will always keep you guessing. However, every small business owner who has employees will most certainly face one thing in common: firing someone.
Businesses do not operate in a vacuum. Rather, for most companies, there are all kinds of other businesses operating within their geographic area and within their company’s industry (or in connected or similar industries). A company’s interactions with these other businesses could have considerable impacts.
The workplace environment at a company can be very impactful. If this environment becomes discriminatory, it can have all sorts of negative impacts for a company.
A common goal for owners of new businesses is to have their company have success in the long run. How likely a small business is to have staying power can be affected by many things. This includes what steps a business owner takes when getting the business started. It also includes how an owner responds to the various issues and challenges that arise once the company is up and running.
A business' workplace policies can touch on many things. With the recent rise of e-cigarettes, one thing companies may be looking to include in their workplace policies are policies on employee vaping.