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Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner - Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner EPISODE 44, 3rd November 2016
Top 5 Small Business HR Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Ignore
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Top 5 Small Business HR Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Small business HR sounds like small potatoes, but each year small businesses around the US get fined by government agencies, sued by former employees, and end up paying hundreds of millions of dollars. That’s definitely NOT small potatoes. Join host Hanna Hasl as she welcomes small business HR expert Lori Kleiman who explains what you need to look out for.


  • Multiple ways discrimination can creep into the hiring process.
  • How solid job descriptions can avoid small business HR blunders.
  • The purpose of I-9 forms and how most small businesses mess up.
  • Why small business HR needs to look at anti-harassment broadly.
  • Why overtime pay calculations must look to federal as well as state law for guidance.
  • How to know what posters need to be displayed in the workplace.
  • And much MORE.


Lori Kleiman is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader who shows executives, managers and entrepreneurs how to use HR to effectively to achieve their business goals.

Her programs are designed to provide critical HR updates and best practices to small businesses in bite size, easy to digest pieces.

With more than 25 years of experience, Lori has all the right HR “union cards.” She has a master’s degree in human resources and has been certified at the Senior level by both HR Certification bodies in the U.S.

At one point during her career Lori founded HRPartners, a boutique HR consulting firm that was later acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 

Today she continues to provide practical HR advice to small businesses as an independent consultant and speaker. Plus she’s a prolific author, two of my favorite titles that she’s written are

HR You can Use!: 5 issues keeping business owners up at night [and]

HR You Can Use Companion Tool: Toolkit with Lists, Forms and Web links!


Contact Lori and connect with her on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Download her complimentary HR Assessment