This Month's Tip

July

July

Hiring Temporary Workers?

If you are hiring temporary workers, do they know they are temporarily replacing an employee on a leave of absence or that they are seasonal workers? You should make that clear, in writing, to avoid any misunderstanding upon separation of employment. Agency Workers: If you are hiring temporary workers through an Employment Agency, does that Agency have workers' compensation for your worker? Are they taking care of the appropriate payroll deductions and tax payments? Does the Agency offer indemnification? Who is giving the worker day-to-day instructions? Can you be considered a joint employer with the Agency? If so, you may consider having your own workers' compensation insurance for these temporary employees, especially if the risk of injury is great in your Company's industry. Talk to others in your Industry, or your employment attorney, to determine what are Industry standards and the current trends in your Industry. If you decide to look into rates, consider using an Insurance Broker to make inquiries for you anonymously, rather than contacting your current workers' compensation insurance company, who may require you to add this classification of workers, based upon your inquiry.

 

Each Month we will provide a Legal related "Tip" on various subjects.  While these tips cannot take the place of legal advise from attorney, as they are general in nature, they will provide you with some information to review and consider whether you may need to seek legal advise, based on your particular situation.  

 

*This information is not intended as legal advice.  Please see our Disclaimer.

 

 

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Each Month we will provide a Legal related
"Tip*" on various subjects.  While these tips cannot take the place of legal advise from attorney, as they are general in nature, they will provide you with some information to review and consider whether you may need to seek legal advise, based on your particular situation.  

*This information is not intended as legal advice.  Please see our Disclaimer.