HR Essentials: Hiring & Firing Employees
When it comes to hiring and firing employees there are a number of factors to take into consideration.
- Incredibly useful tool that details someone’s history and requires a consent form. These will include a basic criminal check to see if they’ve ever been convicted of any crimes.
An offer letter
- A non-binding written statement of the terms, the job and what is being offered.
- Details the terms of their employment, including a confidentiality agreement.
Release of claims
- Contract in which an employee agrees not to sue a company.
- Contract between company and non-employee stating terms of work.
Employees vs. contractors
- Contractors are paid a set fee and responsible for their own taxes.
- Employees are at direction and control of employer.
- If a person uses your resources and works at your direction, they should be your employee.
- Required to be paid in California if providing a marketable service.
- Can be unpaid if receiving college credit, mentorship or training.
- Entry-level, under manager status.
- Task-based function in company.
- Hourly pay rate.
- Required to receive overtime pay.
- Receives an annualized salary and does not qualify for overtime pay.
- Any state of employment in which both the employer and employee may terminate at any time. To avoid post-termination headaches, keep documentation of feedback, communication of expectations and performance evaluations.
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