HR Basics

Hiring, Managing and Terminating

Human resources are the most valuable asset in any business. As a business owner, you want to hire the best people for your business, and you want to manage them well. You must also ensure that you obey state and federal regulations covering hiring and termination. In this module we will look at the hiring process. We will discuss how to conduct interviews, how to do reference checks, information for new employees, how to conduct performance reviews, and how to terminate (fire) an employee. This is the second of five modules in HR Basics.

HR Documentation

Keeping accurate, up-to-date records is an important part of HR management. In this module you will find out about personnel files, employee handbooks, company policies, and the documentation that is required in case of a workplace injury. This is the third of five modules in HR Basics.

Immigration Forms and Resources

It is important for employers to be aware of how immigration law affects their employees. In this module we will give you an introduction to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and tell you how to find immigration forms online. We will review international identification documents and documentation needed for working in the U.S. We will outline the procedures for applying for work visas, and provide links to key government resources. This is the fifth of five modules in HR Basics.

Introduction to Human Resources

In this module we will provide basic information all employers should know, including employee status, different types of employees and the difference between an employee and a contractor. We will also review Minnesota's minimum wage, hours and overtime regulations. This is the first of five modules in HR Basics.

Overview of Employment Law

As an employer it is important that you know and comply with all the employment laws that apply to you. In this module, we will review the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). We will you an overview of Federal and Minnesota employment law, and provide links to key IRS forms and publications. We will also tell you about audits, give you a checklist of records that you should keep in case you are audited, and review Safe Harbor. This is the fourth of five modules in HR Basics.