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Hiring & Firing

Interns and Volunteers

Employers should proceed with caution when using unpaid interns or volunteers. Most interns are considered employees in the eyes of the law, which means you must comply with wage and hour laws, including paying them at least minimum wage.

Termination Checklist

A decision to separate an employee may raise a host of legal issues if not done properly. However, there are steps your practice can take to greatly reduce its risk and ensure a smooth process. Before terminating an employee utilize these best practices checklist of required documents to ensure compliance with California law.

The Hiring Process

Use this checklist to prepare and manage the hiring process. Thoughtful preparation can reduce your liability; protect your at-will employment relationships; and reduce your odds of negligent hiring claims.