Hiring employees can be exciting but if you do it wrong, it can have disastrous consequences. In this video, we discuss things you should NEVER do when hiring an employee. When you are recruiting employees make sure your recruitment efforts do not land you in hot water. We discuss briefly how proper human [...]
In a previous episode, we discussed what you needed to know about hiring your first employee. In today's episode, we discuss how to make sure that the employer/employee relationship is started the right way.
The difference between an employee and an independent contractor can be subtle. If you misclassify your employees there can be severe consequences. In this video, we discuss the differences in the wake of Dynamex and AB 5. If you have employees in California, you do not want to miss this one. [...]
Looking to hire your first employee? Congratulations! Many small business owners are ecstatic at the prospect of growing and offloading tasks off their plate. Before you do, you need to make sure you are taking care of these crucial steps, so you do not have problems down the road. Watch this video to make [...]
If you are an employer, asking these questions of your employees can land you in some serious hot water. Whether it is your first or most recent hire, make sure you do not ask these questions! It is not worth the hassle and harm they will cause.
As a small business owner, you may be considering using virtual workers to expand your workforce. A virtual worker is an employee who uses technology to complete their duties outside of the traditional workplace setting. Many businesses today find this workforce model attractive for several reasons. For one, having a virtual business work model [...]
The economy is booming, which is excellent news for small businesses, right? In general, it is great news for all businesses. However, it also presents some challenges, particularly for small businesses. According to the June 2019 National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Jobs Report, small business owners identified the difficulty of finding qualified employees [...]
There is no legal requirement for businesses to offer paid or unpaid vacation time to employees, but it is common knowledge (and common sense) that employees who occasionally take time off are more productive and engaged when they return to work. If you offer vacation time to your employees, a well-drafted vacation policy will [...]
A small business that has invested substantial resources in developing a product or a customer base could be devastated if its employees then go to work for a competitor down the street or set up their own competing business. A non-competition agreement is an important tool that could protect your business from former employees [...]
Most small business owners will occasionally have to face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also jeopardize the success of the business. When an employee [...]