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Employment Advice

Guide to employment including hiring information, job application information, employment background checks, employment law, employee rights, wages and salary, employee benefits, and other information related to employment.
  1. Employee Benefits
  2. Employee Rights
  3. Employment FAQs (172)
  4. Employment Forms (22)
  5. Employment Glossary
  6. Employment Law / Unemployment (454)
  7. Recruiting and Hiring (116)
  8. Resignation / Job Loss
  9. Wages and Salary
  10. Workplace Information / Issues (70)
  11. Department of Labor Information (23)

Employment Guide
Guide to employment including job searching, job application information, getting hired, employment law, employee rights, wages and salary information, employee benefits, and other employment related resources.

Employment Forms
When starting a job search, it's important to be aware of the forms that employers may require so you're prepared to interview, prepared to be hired, and ready to start a new job. The last thing you need is a glitch and missing documentation that could stall the hiring process. Forms you may need include job applications, W-2 Forms, and I-9 Form...

Employment Law
Here is information on what you need to know about employment law when you're job searching - wages, background checks, required employment forms, unemployment, and other related information.

Types of Employee Benefits
There are some employee benefits that are mandated by law, including minimum wage, overtime, leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and worker's compensation and disability. There are other types of employee benefits that employers choose to provide to their employees.

Types of Work Schedules
Work schedules vary based on the employer and the job. Here's information on the different types of work schedules including hours and requirements.

Breaks From Work
Information on breaks from work, including when employers have to provide employees with lunch and rest breaks.

Employment History
It can be hard, especially if you have had a lot of jobs, to keep track of your personal employment history. However, when you are applying for jobs many companies want an accurate record of where and when you worked, especially when they are conducting employment background checks.

Health Insurance
Employers are not required to provide health insurance coverage to employees. Health insurance is typically a matter of agreement between an employer and employees.

How Often Do People Change Jobs?
The average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times (with an average of 11 job changes) during his or her career, which means a good amount of time is spent changing employment.

W-4 Form
The W-4 Form is completed by an employee so the employer can withhold the correct amount of federal income tax from your pay.

W-2 Form
Employers may ask for copies of your W2 forms to verify your compensation prior to making a job offer. If you don't have copies of your past W-2 forms you can ask your employer(s) for a copy or order copies of your past tax returns directly from the IRS.

I-9 Form
When hired for a new job, employees are required to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the United States. An Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9 Form) must be completed and kept on file for each employment.

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