Growing Pains: An Employment Compliance Primer for Small Employers

Authors

  • Robert K. Robinson The University of Mississippi
  • Geralyn McClure Franklin The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • A. M. Nunley, III The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Abstract

Small employers often have an advantage over their larger counterparts in that they are not subject to certain regulatory compliance requirements. However, as small employers' workforces expand, the organizations become subject to various federal employment statutes. This paper reviews the primary federal employment laws that are likely to impact small firms as they grow.  It also provides suggestions for dealing with these mandates.

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Published

2003-01-23

How to Cite

Robinson, R. K., Franklin, G. M., & Nunley, III, A. M. (2003). Growing Pains: An Employment Compliance Primer for Small Employers. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 14(1), 1–19. Retrieved from https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/515

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