Employment Agreement Help Guides

Firing an Employee: How to Do it and What You Need to Know
Firing an employee can be unpleasant for both the employer and employee, but there are some circumstances where it has to be done. If you have hired employees for your business, it is almost certain that you will need to fire someone at some point. When it comes time to do so, it takes far more than just saying "you're fired." You need to have a leg...
Discrimination in Hiring Practices: What Business Owners Need to Know
From Hollywood to Main Street, an enhanced awareness of and backlash against workplace discrimination continues to make headlines every week. While the focus is often on discrimination against those already employed, this increased focus on maintaining a safe, legally compliant business means that all aspects of employment matter more than ever befo...
Hiring Employees in Illinois: An Overview of Important Laws
Before you hire your first employee or independent contractor, you should know Illinois state law and federal law as it pertains to the two classes of workers. Each have rules as to how they are treated for wage and tax purposes. Not knowing......
Hiring Employees in New York: An Overview of Important Laws
Hiring employees is often so daunting that business owners put it off for as long as they can. Nonetheless, there comes a certain point when your business may grow enough that hiring employees is necessary. While you may be tempted to hire......
Top 11 Questions That Employers Should Ask When Interviewing
An owner of a small business reports that, after receiving an unexpected large number of applications in response to an employment ad she ran in the newspaper, she selected 10 candidates to come in for a job interview. She offered the job to......
Hiring Employees: How to Introduce and Integrate New Team Members
When you hire a new person for your team, it costs you money for training and the time it takes for orientation. It is estimated that it costs about 1.5 times the annual salary of a position to replace an employee in that position.......
Hiring Employees in California: An Overview of Important Laws
It is great to own your own business. Being the boss comes with a lot of perks. It also comes with a lot of federal and state laws with which you must comply. If you violate a California state employment law, you could pay a hefty fine, have......
What You Need to Know about Employee Documentation
As a business owner, if you have employees, you have a legal and ethical responsibility to document everything and keep accurate records. This includes first-day paperwork to the day that they leave. If you are unsure of exactly what you need......
Six Next-Gen Recruiting Strategies Every HR Manager Should Use
Are your hiring practices stuck in the 20th century? Do you find yourself circulating your job announcements internally and posting advertisements to newspapers and websites? Are you still poring over resumes and cover letters for clues about......
Top 9 Legal Documents You Need to Start Your Business
You would be surprised how few businesses actually get the most fundamental legal documents in place before starting up. However, having the right documents in place when you start is essential to your business's success. What are the most......