Many employers hire seasonal workers during the holidays to help keep up with increased consumer demand. However, hiring temporary seasonal employees presents some substantial legal traps for the unwary. Employers should assess their seasonal hiring practices to ensure compliance with various state and federal laws. In other posts, we advised you on the issues in hiring interns and minors, but here are some other issues employers should look out for when hiring seasonal workers:
- Verify employees are legally permitted to work in the U.S.
- Make sure you are following the rules when classifying a seasonal worker as an “independent contractor”