Employment Law and Human Resources

Workforce management is among the most difficult tasks for small business owners, from the hiring process and wage issues to workplace safety, discrimination, and the termination of employees. The following information should help demystify the complex patchwork of federal, state, and local laws that govern employment law and other aspects of managing human resources. This section covers laws related to hiring and firing, wages and benefits, discrimination and harassment, workplace safety, workplace privacy, and more.