How to Deliver Verbal Warnings – Employee Discipline

Small business owners wear many hats and one of them is the task of managing employees. Delivering verbal warnings and employee discipline can be uncomfortable but owners inevitably must timely [...]

New Employee I-9 Form

Employer Alert: New Employee I-9 Form by January 22, 2017! Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”), employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of new [...]

Independent Contractors vs. Employees

What’s the difference between hiring independent contractors and employees? The biggest difference is the trouble a small business owner can bring upon itself from the IRS and the Department of [...]

Have You Talked to Your Employees Yet?

Have you talked to your employees yet about the OVERTIME law that changes on December 1?  Yes, I am referring to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new overtime rule that increases the overtime [...]

Keep the Job Interview Legal

The potential for liability at the interview stage in the hiring process is tremendous. Fair hiring laws are in place to give every candidate a fair shake in the job interview and selection [...]

You Are Fired!

Hiring and retaining great employees in Utah is becoming challenging. Utah has such low unemployment rates and the state’s job market has become increasingly competitive. Small business owners [...]