When The Competition Is One Of Your Own
- When the economy’s in a slump, disgruntled ex-employees may start competing businesses or use confidential company information to their advantage. Protect yourself by requiring employees to sign non-compete and confidentiality agreements, like the following.
Publisher: Personnel Legal Alert
Author: Alexander Hamilton Institute
Who is working for you? Employee or Independent Contractor
- Since the late 1970s, the IRS has been aggressively pursuing businesses to convert their independent contractors to wage-earning employees. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has also joined the quest.
Publisher: All-biz.com Author: Genevieve B. Gallagher
Why Hired Guns Can Backfire
- Using independent contractors can help achieve specific organizational goals and avoid employment-related expenses. But misclassifying employees as independent contractors can result in extensive penalties.
Publisher: Businessfinancemag.com Author: Samuel Greengard
Worker Visas Under Fire
- A forwarded email launched by an unemployed Silicon Valley engineer blames layoffs of American workers on the H1-B visa program, which allows foreigners in high-tech fields to work in the United States.
Publisher: CIO.com Author: Preston Gralla
Working with Stock Options
- High-tech and many other industries use employee stock options for their best talent-a kind of winning lottery ticket down the road.
Publisher: Electronicaccountant.com Author: Michael G. Stevens