So, your little business that started in your garage is growing and it’s time to hire additional employees. This is a great problem to have, but with a growing business comes additional issues that you did not have to deal with when you were flying solo. It may be a good time to touch base with an attorney to discuss the expanding enterprise.
You know that there are certain questions and topics that you can’t ask in an interview: race, sexual orientation, and religion are the big ones. But what about age? Under some circumstances yes, for example if it is a legal requirement, such as a bar. Or address? Is there a difference between asking how long a person has been at their current residence versus whether they rent or own? You bet there is, and the little nuances can get you in trouble if you are not careful.
Additional things to consider with your growing business is an employee handbook and employee contracts. You may, and should, have an operating agreement, but what standards are you going to set for the employees of your business? What standards can you set? How do I handle payroll? What insurances do you need for the business? What benefits must you provide employees?
Growing a great business should instill a sense of pride and should be celebrated and recognized, but be sure to continue to protect that business as you grow. Legal advice early is a smart way to avoid legal problems later.