Your business is expanding and you decided to hire employees to help run the daily operations. Before you move forward with recruitment and the on boarding process, sit down with an HR consultant and discuss job descriptions. Job descriptions minimize liability by creating duties that will determine the employee’s status of exempt or non-exempt as well as wages and hours worked. These statuses are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act. You need to ensure that duties are detailed and clear for the employee to understand the expectations the employer has for her/him. This will help eliminate possible discrimination and the employer will be less likely to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Once job descriptions are in place, I would suggest an annual audit to ensure they are up to date and aligned with what the employee is actually doing. Contact King HR Services today so we can create, update and maintain your company’s job descriptions!