The information for this blog post can be viewed here. This information pertains to North Carolina.

Important tips to practice:

  1. Know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. Always have a written agreement for independent contractors that details his or her service.
  2. Keep records of your employees. Employee records should have the full name, address, date of hire, employee title, log of hours worked, and salary.
  3. Have an employment handbook.
  4. Always keep your emails professional. Never include inappropriate subject matter in an email. Emails are permanent and can come back to haunt you. The same common sense applies to text messages, as well.

Important Departments to Know:

  • Federal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): protects employees against discrimination because of his/her protected class, such as race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and perceived/actual disability
  • Department of Labor: enforces wage and hour laws, child labor laws, the Family Medical Leave Act, ERISA, payroll laws, etc.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: governs employment eligibility requirements

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