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JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer
With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impos- sible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their com- panies.
Whether they’re employers, doing construc- tion or are involved in highly regulated work like
PAID LEAVE
HR consultants and payroll companies can
help businesses with the calculation and report- ing requirements for paid sick and family leave time in states and localities where these benefits are mandated by law. They can also help with reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act.
CONSTRUCTION
Owners should consider hiring consultants or
project managers who can oversee work and be
sure that local zoning and building ordi- nances are com-
plied with. State and local planning boards and building departments can also be a resource, Scheel says.
Local officials can also guide companies about compliance with laws and ordinances that aim to protect the environment. These can be an issue during construction projects.
RESTAURANTS
Local health departments are resources for
finding out the requirements for handling and storing food, and how kitchens are to be built. When it comes to choosing stoves and refriger- ators, Scheel also recommends kitchen supply companies. They should know how local rules apply to their equipment.
RETAILERS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACE OPERATORS
Local building and consumer affairs offices can be resources about occupancy rates, hours of operation, noise levels and other issues that can arise when people assemble in a public space.
running a restaurant,
owners should consider
getting help from con-
sultants or professionals
like lawyers or account-
ants, especially since
they may also have to
comply with federal statutes or rules.
Getting advice and guidance will head off problems, even lawsuits, down the road, says Scott Scheel, president of The Commercial Academy, a commercial and retail real estate owner and manager. He notes that companies that violate zoning ordinances or other building codes can be forced to rip apart or demolish the work they’ve done.
“Be sure what you’re looking to do is permit- ted,” Scheel says.
Some places where owners can get help: LABOR LAWS
Human resources consultants or providers and employment law attorneys are resources for owners who want to be sure they are in compli- ance with all labor laws, ordinances and regula- tions. Owners whose companies are in highly regulated industries — for example, manufac- turing facilities that must comply with many Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules — should consider a consultant or attorney with expertise in that area.
Biz Tips
Small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the
requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies.
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