Directions: Even small businesses should develop personnel policies to cover hiring, firing, and managing employees. This manual can assist in avoiding legal trouble with employees as well.
A source that assists in the development of policies and procedures can be found at Nolo – Law for All sponsored by Nolo. Another source that allows you to develop policies using online software is located at HR Tools hosted by Insperity.
Also review the Business Owner’s Toolkit by BizFilings for information on policies regarding employees. (Go to People Who Work for You – review Recruiting and Hiring, Benefits, rules, motivating, disciplining, terminating.) Additional websites to review for Labor Law Compliance: Go to Resources – Human Resources: Labor Law Compliance. After reviewing these sources, prepare your policies in one to two pages that would address the following for your employees:
- Guidelines regarding hiring practices including interviewing prospective employees
- Background screening
- How to apply labor law compliance in hiring practices