Over the last decade it has become increasingly easy, and generally more efficient, to outsource your HR responsibilities in your business. More and more entrepreneurs and business owners (across a variety of industries) are outsourcing HR needs and opting to ask experts to manage their employees, while they concentrate more on their expertise, growing a business.

General HR services include payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, and keeping up to date with state and federal employment tax laws. Business owners are often reluctant to delegate responsibilities to an outside company. It’s difficult to trust another company to run (or at least keep track of) an important part of your business. Any complications with the HR department of your business can cause major legal…

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Some of the most valuable aspects of your business are the goodwill you’ve developed (including your customer relationships), and the intellectual property you’ve produced. A noncompete agreement can be instrumental in protecting these aspects of your business from a range of problems with departing employees, including the spread of trade secrets and other confidential information to competitors. Today’s post will detail the legal requirements for your noncompete to be enforceable, and the benefits of using a noncompete agreement in your business.

Painting the Picture
At some point during the life of your business, you will likely need to recruit, train, and rely on employees to help grow (or maintain) your business. You’ll have to trust your employees since they will likely have access…

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