When you hire employees, you need to know the rules on job descriptions, interviews, background checks and more. Find out how to gather the information you need and choose the right employee -- without violating the law.
Hiring Your First Employee: 13 Things You Must Do
If you are hiring your first employee, you must file documents with and pay taxes to various government agencies.
Running Background Checks on Job Applicants
You must respect a job applicant's privacy rights when conducting a background check.
Running Credit Checks on Job Applicants
Can an employer check a job applicant's credit report? Here are state rules and FCRA requirements.
Writing and Using Job Descriptions
Job descriptions are not just for hiring any more.
Conducting Job Interviews
Find out if job applicants are qualified -- but don't ask questions that could get you into legal trouble.
Written Employment Contracts: Pros and Cons
Know when you should -- and should not -- ask a new employee to sign a written employment contract.
Using Form I-9 to Verify Employee Work Authorization
You must require new employees to complete USCIS Form I-9 and show proof of work authorization.