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Basics for Employers

Whether at startup or later as your business grows, the time may come when you need to hire workers. There are many issues to consider before you become an employer. Here are some basics to consider.

Who is an Employee?

The first step for business owners is understanding who is an employee and who isn't.

Checklist for Hiring an Employee

Hiring an employee requires several tasks and some state and federal paperwork.

Employment Agreements

Salaries, benefits, duties, termination. All might involve an employment agreement.

Poster Requirements

Employers must post certain notices in the workplace where employees are likely to see them.

Wages and Overtime

Federal and state requirements and exemptions for wages and overtime pay.

Plant Closings and Layoffs

Requirements for layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

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