Labor & Employment 101: What New and Growing Businesses Need to Know

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Location: Cambridge Innovation Center, Cloud City Room, 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Contact: Kelly Stella

Proper handling of labor and employment issues is critical for start-ups and other young enterprises, because just one misstep can make the difference between profitability and failure. Please join us for this interactive seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs with basic knowledge about best labor and employment practices for new and growing companies. We will discuss:

  • New Hire forms, including tax forms, Form I9 compliance and employment-related insurance programs
  • Pre-hire and interview risks and best practices, including meeting legal requirements for background checks, reducing the risk of discrimination claims and avoiding disputes with the applicant’s prior employers
  • Forming and documenting employment relationships, including employment-at-will, offer letters, employment contracts and restrictive covenants
  • Wage and hour issues, including payroll, minimum wage and overtime, the use of “interns” and the risks of misclassification of workers
  • Workplace policies, including compliance with applicable employee-notification and leave laws, depending on the size of your business

Our Speaker

  • Matt Frankel, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
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