7 Rights and Responsibilities Employers Should Take Into Account

In June 2, 2017

Hiring employees goes along with a variety of important rights and responsibilities. Here a few tips that every employer should be aware of:

  1. Hiring Must Reflect Necessity. Have concrete reasons for hiring the employees you hire, and document them. This will help protect you from claims of discrimination and other unfair hiring practices. You may also wish to review the EEOC’s guidelines on fair hiring practices.
  2. Worker’s Comp Insurance May be Mandatory. Requirements vary from state to state and from industry to industry, so be sure to do your homework.
  3. Don’t compromise at will nature of employment. Making promises of future employment, even orally (i.e. “as long as you keep selling like this, you’ll have a job with us!”) can alter the legal status of employment, putting you in a less favorable position as an employer.
  4. Define Confidential Company Information and put protective language in any employee contracts. This is important for any business concerned about corporate espionage or losing company secrets.
  5. Protect Privacy. Of course, privacy is a two way street. Here are a few of the most important obligations you have as an employer regarding employee privacy.
  6. Understand the Difference between Contractors and Employees. Your rights and responsibilities vary greatly depending on what type of relationship you have with the people working for you. This entrepreneur article offers more useful info on the subject.
  7. Promote a Safe and Healthy Workplace. The United States Department of Labor lays out numerous requirements that all employers must meet.

HR management is serious business, and can have real-life ramifications for your company’s bottom line. Staying compliant with applicable laws can be complicated, but is well worth the effort. If you are looking for some help, then we encourage you to contact us here at Precise Payroll today to discuss the possibility of outsourcing your HR operations.

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