Hiring and properly motivating the right people can make or break most businesses. Your employees should be some of your best assets, but they can also be some of your biggest liabilities. Managing them properly is critical to your health and your business.
The big questions we hear most often about employees are:
- Should these people working for me be treated as independent contractors or employees?
- What are the best ways to pick the right applicants? What can I ask them and do to check them out?
- How do I structure the people and payroll in my organization?
- What policies should I have in place?
- How do I deal with potential or existing substance abuse, misconduct or disciplinary issues?
- How do I incentivize my top sales people or inventors or all my staff to perform at their best without giving away too much?
- What can I do to protect my information, my customers and my business from departing employees?
- Should I offer severance to a departing employee?
- How do I deal with claims of harassment, discrimination, unemployment compensation or unpaid wages?
Depending on the number of employees you have and where you conduct your business, your business will be subject to certain state and federal regulations that can be hard to even understand, much less comply with while running your business. Many of these rules and regulations also change on a regular basis.
We offer practical advice and solutions to employers, employees and other service providers to deal with these issues. That advice includes the following topics:
- Hiring Policies and Procedures
- Restrictive Covenants (Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Other Provisions)
- Employee Incentives and Compensation
- Employment Policies and Procedures
- Regulatory Compliance
- Employer Liability Issues
- Employee Misconduct Investigations
- Employment “Best Practices”
- Employee Termination Issues
- Severance Agreements
- Department of Labor Actions and Investigations
- EEOC Actions and Investigations
- Employment Security Commission Actions and Investigations
Owners, managers, human resources executives, employees and service providers all need an advisor that can see the entire situation, both from a legal and a business perspective. We are happy to be that advisor and offer practical solutions to help your business get better.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- NC Department of Labor
- NC Division of Employment Security – unemployment insurance
- NC Department of Health and Human Services
- North Carolina Industrial Commission – workers’ compensation
- Social Security Administration
- US Department of Labor
- US Department of Labor Popular Topics
- US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division