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Protect Yourself (and Your Employees) From the Zika Virus
In 2015, for the first time, cases of Zika virus infection emerged in the Americas and the Caribbean. In the past, Zika virus historically had been found in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
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What is Social Engineering?
Reliable security systems can prevent losses for your business. While many businesses invest large sums of money into building sound physical structures and robust IT systems or even hiring on-site security guards, they often overlook the biggest security vulnerability—people.
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Before You Throw Your Next Party, Read These Tips!
Hosting a party at your home can be a fun way to connect with your friends and family - especially around graduation time. However, it’s important to ensure the safety of your guests while you’re hosting them. There are countless ways that you can be held legally responsible if someone gets hurt on your property.
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HR News & Updates for June
6 Factors for Deciding Whether to Pay Interns

Have you hired interns for this summer, or are you planning to? While it can be tempting to allow such individuals to volunteer at your place of business or pay less than the minimum wage, the fact is that internships are most often considered "employment" subject to the federal minimum wage and overtime rules. 
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Stay Safe in the Sun
Warm weather is here to stay, and as fun or relaxing as it sounds to bask in the sunshine all day, it is also dangerous for your health. Skin cancer is not only dangerous, but common – it is the most common form of cancer in the United States and over two million people are diagnosed annually.
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Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Businesses
From June through November, hurricanes are at their peak. During a hurricane, heavy rains and catastrophic winds barrel through coastal areas and can severely damage or destroy homes and businesses. The best way to minimize damage from a hurricane is to be prepared before one strikes.
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Preparing your Business for Flooding
Floods can sometimes be predictable. For example, charting the habitual swelling of the tides establishes typical water levels and indicates when coastal areas might be prone to flooding. However, more often than not, floods can arise without warning—rivers, lakes or the sea can overrun, swamp defenses and surge through the surrounding areas.
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HR News & Updates for May
3 Things for Employers to Know About Vacation Leave

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to review existing vacation leave policies. Here are three things employers need to know about vacation leave:
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10 Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Theft
Just because no one has ever stolen your motorcycle, doesn't mean that it won't happen to you. Since motorcycles are easily accessible, they are highly prone to theft. If you like to hit the open road on two wheels, be mindful of these top 10 theft prevention tips to avoid having your bike taken:
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Top 10 Threats to Your Small Business
Optimism is the fuel that drives the entrepreneurial spirit, so it isn’t surprising that most small business owners consider themselves optimists. Too much optimism, however, can get a small business owner into trouble.
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