Employers: Make Sure You Know Your legal Responsibilities
Someone typically starts their own business because they have a particular passion or they are good at the job they are doing and figure they could make more money doing it for themselves instead of for an employer.
Of course, that’s not the only reason people start their own business. It may be because they have been made redundant in their job, or they see an opportunity that is not being met, or it may be a host of other reasons.
But more often than not, most business start-ups involve the person or persons starting the business doing all the work.
As your business becomes successful and starts to grow, most businesses need to engage someone else to start helping them. It may be a receptionist, or a bookkeeper, or an apprentice.
There are several alternatives as to the method for getting help.
You may also choose to engage a firm that specializes in the area in which you need assistance. Specialists can often save you money and get better results than employing and training someone.
Another option, as we have just alluded to, is taking on your own employees.
Each of these options has its own benefits and its own negatives. It is important to consider the alternatives carefully.
If you decide to enagage one or more employees, it is vitally important that you know your legal responsibilities. I hate to say this, but many employees in today’s ‘all about me’ world, have that ‘all about me’ attitude.
As an employer you have legal responsibilities when it comes to your employees. If you are in US, here is the first video in a series titled Introduction to US Employment Law.
If you are considering taking on employees and you are in the US, I sisncerely suggest taking the time to listen to this video as well as its other 4 parts that you can find here.