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Understanding Employment Laws
If you have employees or plan to hire employees, you MUST consider the legal implications of the laws and regulations governing employment.  These laws are many and complicated and you should seek the assistance of competent legal counsel to help you in this area.  Consider the fact that there are laws and regulations regarding the:
 
1.  Information you are legally allowed to ask a prospective employee

2.  Discrimination against older employees, women, the disabled,
      minorities and more
 
3.  Termination of employees
 
4.  Treatment of pregnant employees
 
5.  Compensation of employees
 
6.  Your responsibility when hiring immigrants
 
7.  Employee's medical leave of absence and more!
 
You can gain some idea of the complexity of the matter by reading or downloading many good articles published by the SBA at their website, including some on employment practices, at the following link:        
www.sba.gov/tools/resourcelibrary
then go to SOP's