Hiring and Firing

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Navigate Treacherous Employment Issues

Employees can make or break your business. Great employees will dramatically improve your profitability. Hire the wrong people, and you'll take a huge hit in productivity and overall morale. And if an employee harbors a grudge upon termination, you can face a crippling lawsuit. Employment attorney Tyler M. Paetkau navigates the complex system of employment laws and offers proactive steps and procedures you can take to prevent lawsuits or defend your actions in case of a lawsuit.

Paetkau covers:

  • Using interviews, applications and background checks to hire the best and brightest The critical importance of at-will employment disclaimers Avoiding discrimination claims in hiring Establishing termination procedures for violations of company policy Legal and practical considerations for individual and group layoffs

The most treacherous parts of an employment relationship are the beginning and the end. Avoid unexpected explosions and make your business even more successful by protecting your company's most valuable resource-great employees. Sample forms on CD-ROM: Employment Application Employee Counseling/Discipline Form Employee Handbook Performance Evaluation Exit Interview Independent Contract Agreement Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate Claims Nondisclosure, Nonsolicitation and Noncompetition Agreement Trade Secret Protection Safety, Health and Substance Abuse Policies Telecommuting Agreement Offer Letter Policy on Complaints of Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls and Auditing Matters Authorization for Release of Health Information HIPAA Privacy Rules

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