January 14, 2021

Can we pay a temporary employee as an independent contractor?

Question We’ve hired someone to help out with some end-of-year tasks, and they’ll be leaving shortly after the new year. Can we pay them as an […]
January 19, 2021

What the Switch to Remote Work Teaches Us About HR

In the past year, many employers who would never have considered a remote work arrangement discovered that it was not only possible, but in some (or […]
January 28, 2021

Does making employment temporary mean it can’t be at-will?

Question We’re hiring a temporary employee. Does specifying the expected end date of employment make the employment relationship contractual instead of at-will? Answer No. You can […]
February 2, 2021

How to Help Employees Communicate More Effectively

In an ideal world, communication would be easy. We’d immediately know exactly what to say or write. Emails, Slack messages, and reply threads would practically write […]