With few exceptions, employers may not inquire about an employee's medical information unless the employee has requested an accommodation or leave, and employees are usually under no obligation to inform their employer of a pregnancy.
Asking certain types of questions could result in rejected candidates claiming that the decision not to hire was based on biased information rather than job-related considerations. We recommend looking at your state’s protected class list to be sure you don’t run afoul of it.
I'm a small business owner looking to hire Workers (Employees or Contractors). I'm trying to decide if I should hire W-2 Employees or 1099 Contractors. Guide me through the pros and cons for each, including what tax forms and other procedures each require, so I can make the best decision for my business. How would a payroll company help me in this?
Not all disabilities are visible or easy to notice. Sometimes they simply aren't apparent. If an employee informs you that they have a disability and requests an accommodation, you should begin the interactive process. What does that mean? READ MORE HERE
What more do unsatisfied employees want? That depends. The best way to learn what your employees want is to ask them. We can’t stress this enough. Check-ins with managers are an ideal time if both managers and their direct reports are comfortable having such conversations. Anonymous surveys are another option. If nothing else, conduct exit interviews.
Most jobs are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and classifies workers into two categories: exempt and non-exempt. As an employer, it's imperative to know how to classify your talent and here's why. READ MORE
I'm a small-business owner who needs to track my employees' time and I'm trying to decide if I need to hire a payroll company for this. I know there are apps and things I can use... what benefits would hiring a payroll company have? Any disadvantages?
Protected classes—also sometimes called protected characteristics—come from anti-discrimination law. We talk about them with respect to employment laws, but they also come into play in housing and education. READ MORE