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Engage a Labor and Employment Attorney – The best time to hire and establish a relationship with an attorney is when you don’t “need” one! The attorney can provide insight, serve as an advisor and legally review your employment documents.
Craft an Employee Handbook – An Employee Handbook is one of the most important documents an employer creates. Well-written handbooks are key communication tools and help mitigate risk. Handbooks outline what employees can expect from their employer, and likewise what the employer expects from employees. Policy Handbooks are foundational in setting tone and culture for an organization. They also provide a foundation for leadership decisions.
Firm up Payroll process and Benefit package offerings – Ensure you have vendor partners you can trust. A broker well versed in benefit plan designs and the current legal benefit environment will be invaluable over time. Likewise, a defined payroll process is essential, since every employee expects to get paid! Selected vendors should be capable of scaling with your company’s growth plan and be knowledgeable of multi-state laws and requirements.
*Sera Business Advisors LLC does not provide legal or tax advice. Clients are encouraged to seek a qualified legal and/or tax opinion on handbooks, et al, as deemed appropriate.