Congratulations! Your new business is thriving and you need to hire employees. That’s the good news. The bad news is that hiring and managing employees is fraught with potential pitfalls that are not only distressing, but expensive. In this second seminar of a three-part series, Boutin & Altieri attorneys Jonathan Boutin and Leigh Willey will discuss some of the common employment issues encountered by small businesses. In addition, Mr. Boutin will share insight from his ten years’ experience in human resources management. Topics to be covered in this seminar include: · Hiring: best practices, interviewing tips and techniques, reference and background checks, employment agreements, including non-competes/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and worker classification. · Benefits and Compensation: wage and hour requirements, insurance and the Family Medical Leave Act. · Workplace Policies: employee discipline, the role of social media and employee handbooks. · Termination: separation agreements and severance packages.