A well-thought-out hiring process can help companies not only attract and retain top talent, but it can also ensure that companies meet legal obligations, obtain necessary protections, and avoid costly mistakes. In this episode of Just Compensation: Lowenstein’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Podcast, Megan Monson, Julie Levinson Werner, Taryn E. Cannataro, and Amy C. Schwind discuss best practices for onboarding new employees, and recent legal developments that may impact how a company approaches this process. The attorneys give an overview of documentation that should be in place before hiring new employees, such as offer letters, restrictive covenant agreements, employment policies, and an employee handbook, as well as state-specific forms regarding such issues as taxes, direct deposit authorizations, and electronic monitoring; they also explain the importance of correctly classifying employees as either exempt or nonexempt, and the possible penalties for failing to comply with these and other wage and hour requirements.
Megan Monson, Partner, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Julie Levinson Werner, Partner, Employment Counseling & Litigation
Taryn E. Cannataro, Counsel, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Amy C. Schwind, Counsel, Employment Counseling & Litigation