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Top 10 Employment Law Tips For Employers

  1. Fire “sooner rather than later” (being mindful of the other tips below)

  2. Set employee expectations and hold employees accountable

  3. Understand the “at-will” concept and how to use it

  4. Be conservative when evaluating independent contractor or exempt employee status

  5. Implement solid documentation, policies and procedures to avoid liability

  6. Don’t make knee jerk adverse action decisions

  7. Conduct prompt, thorough and unbiased workplace investigations in appropriate cases

  8. Don’t be too nice or think any employee is irreplaceable

  9. Be honest and frank in employee management and discipline

  10. Have legitimate business reasons for all employee discipline and termination