SIMPLE TIP NUMBER NINE: EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

SIMPLE TIP NUMBER NINE

EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES

THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

LAWS/BIG BROTHER       

In Simple Tip Number 7, I stated that we must accept the fact that Big Brother is here and closely watching.  If you currently have employees, you may know and feel the constant heated breath of big brother lurking on your neck (and other anatomical parts) better than your lawyer.

Please remember that your federal and state payroll taxes and your workers compensation taxes are FIRST.  Failure to pay these can result in personal liability and possibly criminal consequences.  This area is absolutely NOT a corner cutting option.

You will want to keep on your check list of the basic federal and state laws that constantly govern you. A short example list includes: 1) Minimum wage, 2) overtime, 3) anti-discrimination, 4) immigration, 5) Americans with Disabilities Act, 5) Equal Pay Act, 6) Human Rights Act, 7) Family and Medical Leave Act, 8) Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 9) Idaho Employer Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Act, 10) Idaho Clean Indoor Act and (Arghh, Big Brother, please just stop and  go away!) more.

There exist many laws regarding your record keeping and duration of such.

Are you as exhausted as I am?

NEXT TIME, Employment Practices and Policies to consider, continued.