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 Employees FAQ
Find out how to gather the information you need and choose the right employee -- without violating the law.
Hiring Young Workers
You must comply with child labor laws if you hire employees who are under the age of 18.
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.
Avoid Disability Discrimination When Hiring New Employees
The Americans with Disabilities Act has very strict rules about what employers can and cannot ask during the hiring process.
What Employers Should Know About Salary History Bans
Asking job applicants for salary history information isn’t legal everywhere.
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.
Testing Job Applicants
Learn the legal rules on pre-employment testing of job applicants.
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.
What to Do on Your Employee's First Day
Here's how to welcome your new employee and comply with paperwork requirements.
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.
How can I convince an applicant's former employers to talk?
How can I get more information out of these people?
Should we ask all new employees to sign noncompete agreements?
Make sure your company can enforce its noncompete agreements.