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Employees, Contractors, and In-Betweens

In the employment world there are employees, contractors, and what I call in-betweens. The category into which an individual falls will have a substantial impact on his or her entitlements upon the termination of the relationship. Basic...

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Employment-Related Tips for New Businesses

Establishing a new business, or buying an existing one, is an experience which can be rewarding and productive. It can also be painful and costly. For people who are new to business, or new to the concept of hiring service providers (emp...

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Getting Agreements Signed Before the Relationship Commences

Perhaps the most common error I see businesses trip over – aside from not implementing contracts at all – is asking the employee or contractor to sign an agreement (contract) after the commencement of the relationship....

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In Praise of the Humble Application Form

The application form is definitely an under-utilized tool for screening out undesirable applicants. Many employers treat it as a way to obtain contact information for the applicant and little more. In doing so, they are missing an opportunity to o...

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Avoiding the Term Contract Trap

If used properly, so-called limited-term employment contracts can be a useful and effective tool for structuring employment relationships. In my experience, however, there are four common outcomes from the use of limited-term employment contracts ...

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