5 Biggest HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make and How to Fix Them

by ComplyRight
Originally published on November 20, 2017, on SCORE.org

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Running a small business is both exciting and rewarding. But keeping up with all the latest employment laws can be complicated. The last thing you want to do is put your business at risk by making a mistake that could result in costly legal fees or fines.

In this e-guide, we’ll take a look at these 5 common HR mistakes:

  • Treating independent contractors like employees
     
  • Practicing “accidental” discrimination when hiring
     
  • Not properly verifying work eligibility (via I-9 forms)
     
  • Putting employees who don’t legally qualify on salary
     
  • Not displaying all required labor law postings

Each section will cover why these laws matter, how to identify whether you have a potential problem, and what immediate steps you can take to address them.

 

About the Author(s)

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ComplyRight creates practical products and services to help small businesses complete essential HR and tax reporting tasks in an efficient and legally sound manner. From hiring to firing, to mandatory employee postings, to 1099 and W-2 processing, our solutions are guaranteed to be 100% compliant with federal and state (and in some cases, local) employment laws. Our direct brands include HRdirectapps.com (simple and smart online HR software), PosterTracker.com (complete range of ComplyRight posting solutions), efile4biz.com (online 1099, W-2 and ACA form processing), and HRdirect.com (leading provider of ComplyRight HR products).