Human Resources Management

Human Resources are an essential element of any business. The primary goal of human resources management is to match the best resources to the needs in the company.

Subcontractor Documentation

Subcontractor Documentation

Similar to documentation required for hiring an employee, companies must acquire certain documentation from their subcontractors.   Without this documentation, most likely the hiring business entity will face stiff penalties and expose their company to unnecessary risk.

Job Descriptions

Item Tracking

Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee.  It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources.  If properly written the description acts as reference material for recruiting the best candidate, gauges job performance, identifies the career path and reduces risk of discrimination and unfair labor practices.

I-9 Compliance

I-9

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work get to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire is allowed to work in the United States.

Age Discrimination – Small Business Impact

Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers age 40 and older.  It is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The goal of the Act is to provide equal opportunity for citizens age 40 and older.  The Act does generally exclude small businesses and this article is written to guide the small business owner, specifically the human resources manager in regards to the impact the Act has on your small business operation.

At-Will Employment Doctrine

At-Will Employment Doctrine

In the world of employment, there are two positions of bargaining.  One is the employer and the other is the employee.  In general, the public views the two positions as unequal in nature given the power of the Company.  This is due to the historical position the courts have taken in employer/employee cases.   As the human resources officer of your Company it is important for you to fully understand the At-Will Employment Doctrine as this doctrine sets the relationship between the two parties.

Payroll – Introduction to Basic Concepts

Payroll

Payroll is envisioned as the simple employer employee agreement related to compensation for services.  I often think of this as the simple handshake whereby the employer agrees to pay the employee a set rate per hour of work.  This was true a hundred or more years ago, but over time; history and governmental regulations complicated this simple relationship.

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