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Smart Ways To Hire Seasonal Workers

 

A business Insurance Update

If your business has increased sales during the holiday, you are most likely in the market for part-time workers. For the most part, you will not need to modify your business insurance, but if you add new classifications or payroll, it may affect your workers’ compensation insurance.  Now might be a good time to have us complete a review of all your business insurance policies.

Here are few tips to help you manage seasonal employees

  • Make sure seasonal employees get the same training as all other employees.
  • Conduct background screenings on seasonal candidates.
  • Remember the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to properly classify workers, pay the legal minimum wage, and pay overtime if applicable.
  • Seasonal employees should also read and sign the employee handbook.
  • Your business is legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, as most fair-employment laws cover seasonal employees.
  • Employers with 15 or more employees are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state employment laws. This means your seasonal employees, just like your regular workforce, must receive adequate training on what conduct is illegal, how to report it, and how to request a reasonable accommodation.
  • When it is time to end the seasonal employment, follow the same procedures as you would with a full-time or permanent employee.

DC Insurers Mountain: Longmont will customize a worker’s compensation policy to meet your business’s specific needs, and it won’t be a big expense in your operating budget.  Call Steve Longenecker today to receive a no obligation quote for Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

 

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