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Small business law: Are you ready to hire seasonal workers?

On Behalf of | Sep 18, 2019 | Small Business Law |

As the 2019 holiday season rapidly approaches, small business owners in Wisconsin may be ready to hire seasonal help. Unlike regular employees, these workers are expected to work only briefly before being let go. However, that does not mean an employer can treat the seasonal hiring process the same as his or her regular process. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding small business law and hiring seasonal workers.

When advertising for upcoming seasonal positions, it is generally a good idea to note that an opening is for seasonal work and not something more permanent. Otherwise, applicants who are looking for permanent positions may end up applying. Job listings for seasonal workers should also include duties, physical demands, work schedule, compensation and any necessary or preferred previous experience.

Some small business owners in Wisconsin might worry that if they advertise job openings as seasonal, fewer people will apply. Adding information about projected end dates and separation processes can feel misguided, but it is better to be forthcoming with this information. Additionally, having a separation process does not prevent an employer from offering a seasonal hire a permanent position.

Running a business is a wonderful adventure for most people, but it can also be daunting when it comes to the legal side of things. Small business law can be confusing at times, and owners may worry whether their actions are correct. Rather than leaving things up to chance, it might be a better idea to speak with an experienced attorney about various business decisions.