Is your worker an employee or an independent contractor? Are you thinking about making a handbook outlining employee policies and don’t know where to start? How long should you keep personnel files? These questions and more can be answered by NFIB’s Legal Guide Series.
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The Legal Center is pleased to offer the NFIB Guide to Independent Contractors to help small businesses determine whether their workers are considered employees or independent contractors by the Internal Revenue Service. This seemingly simple distinction is actually extremely complex—and can cost you thousands of dollars in penalties and back taxes if you make a mistake.
Small-business owners who face union organizing campaigns may experience enormous anxiety and even find that operations slow to a standstill. Use this guide from the NFIB Small Business Legal Center to know your rights and responsibilities during a union organizing campaign.
This handbook is intended to assist you in creating your own custom employee handbook. The actual policies and procedures of your business may vary due to the size of the company, the number of employees, benefits offered and other factors. So the handbook is intentionally broad, and should be modified and supplemented to accurately reflect your company’s individual needs.
This handbook will help you develop a policy for saving and discarding documents, including e-mail and Web pages that are received and created in the ordinary course of business.
This guide will help your business prepare for OSHA inspections and avoid citations. The handbook provides information about communicating and negotiating with OSHA and lists the type of information you will need for your inspection.
The NFIB Small Business Legal Center and the Atlantic Legal Foundation created the Federal Employment Law Handbook as a resource for small-business owners.