New Hire Paperwork

What are all those forms about, anyway?

On the first day of work, employees are typically asked to read -- and sign -- a stack of forms, from emergency contact and beneficiary information to benefits paperwork, tax forms, immigration forms, and more. Many employers also ask new employees to sign contracts that give up important rights, such as an at-will agreement, arbitration agreement, or noncompete contract. The articles below explain what you're likely to find in your pile of first-day paperwork.