Last month, Paul Willetts spoke at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator about considerations for small business as they engage new people – whether as employees, interns, or contractors – to support their business as it grows.
New and growing businesses can take a number of proactive steps when expanding their team to avoid unexpected liability down the road. Four of the most effective measures that a small business can put in place to protect their operations are:
- To develop and use enforceable written employment agreements;
- To engage contractors in the right circumstances;
- To become informed of the duty to provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace; and
- To understand how volunteers and unpaid interns may be properly used within their operations.
Vey Willetts LLP is a boutique employment and labour law firm. We provide timely and effective legal advice to individuals and small businesses throughout Windsor and Essex County.