April 2018 Archives

3 tips for ethical interviewing

Interviews are a vital part of the hiring process for employers and candidates alike. You are getting to know each other, and impressions are important. This is also the part of the process where many liabilities emerge. You need to be careful to find candidates who are the right fit and protect your company's interests in the process. The best way to do this is to maintain careful interviewing standards.

Can I fire an employee after he or she takes leave?

As an employer, one of the most important things that you can do in order to protect yourself and your business is to be well-versed on employment law. This can go a long way toward preventing employment litigation and legal disputes with your employees.

What should be included in an employee handbook?

Writing an employee handbook correctly can prove to be one of the most effective ways to prevent employee legal disputes. It means that all standards and company policies can be set straight, and provides a procedure for employees to follow in the event they have any type of problem. This makes it more likely that they will follow a company procedure, and less likely that they will turn straight to a lawyer for guidance.

What are tipped employees’ rights?

As an employer of tipped workers, you may be confused about where the law stands and what rights your employees have in regard to pay. If you accidentally fail to abide by the law, you might find yourself in the middle of a costly lawsuit; therefore, it's a good idea to exercise prevention.

Retirement plans: How employers can avoid disputes

Since 1974, the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) has been in place. It means that employers have certain legal responsibilities to their employees. Employers must comply with the ERISA regulations, and if they do not, they may find themselves in an expensive legal dispute with their employees.