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Employment

NEVER Do This When You Are Hiring Employees | Recruitment | Human Resource Management

By |2020-12-07T15:34:26-08:00November 6th, 2020|Business Planning, Employment, Questions|

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 [...]

Employee vs Independent Contractor (California)

By |2020-10-27T16:02:27-07:00October 27th, 2020|Employment, Litigation, Questions, Taxes|

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. [...]

8 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Hire Your First Employee

By |2020-10-22T15:06:48-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Business Planning, Celebration, Contracts, Employment, Questions|

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 [...]

7 Questions That Are Illegal to Ask An Employee

By |2020-10-20T16:59:03-07:00October 16th, 2020|Business Planning, Employment, Litigation, Questions|

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.

What You Need to Know about Hiring Virtual Workers for Your Small Business

By |2020-04-16T15:20:53-07:00April 16th, 2020|Counsel, Employment|

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 [...]

How to Attract Stellar Employees for Your Small Business

By |2019-08-13T16:55:04-07:00August 13th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

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 [...]

Summer is Here: Should Your Small Business Have a Vacation Policy?

By |2019-08-06T16:51:33-07:00August 7th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

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 [...]

What You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements for Your Employees

By |2019-08-06T15:59:29-07:00August 6th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment, Financial|

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 [...]

Legally Terminating Employees

By |2019-06-17T22:14:48-07:00June 18th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

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 [...]

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