Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Check out that Employee - Hiring Checklist

Category: Business Law and Planning

The new year tends to be a time when business owners scrutinize practices and procedures to improve productivity in the new year. I came across the posting Employment Law: Hiring Checklist on Lady Bird Deed Blog, which caught my eye in the opener:

"2006 ended with one of my small business clients running into a flury of employee problems. Employees on drugs, allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace and theft to name a few. "

Wouldn't it be great if you never hired the people that you might end up in court about? The checklist is practical advice. I emphasize the use of background checks to avoid (or at least be knowledgeable about) potential problems, and strongly urge that if you don't have an employee handbook, you create one (as it may be your saving grace if you do end up in a lawsuit.)

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