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As soon as you hire your first employee, you'll need to know about laws governing
employers' relationships with their workers.

As an employer, you will have to follow a host of state and federal laws that regulate
your relationship with your employees. Among the things you'll be expected to
know and understand:

Proper hiring practices, including how to conduct interviews and investigate job
applicants without invading their privacy.

Wage and hour laws, including those governing the minimum wage, overtime and
compensatory time.

How to avoid harassment and discrimination based on a variety of characteristics,
including gender, age, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability and national

The minimum requirements for sick, vacation, parental and other types of employee

How to write an employee handbook, conduct performance reviews and discipline

How to fire an employee without trampling on his or her legal rights.

How to protect your business and respect employees' rights when they leave.

What the law allows if you want to run a background check, do a workplace search
or monitor employee conduct.