HR Center for Contractors
Intro. Industry surveys show that more and more construction companies are insisting their employees fill-out a written employment application followed by a written employment agreement. And for good reason. Litigation is rampant today with many law firms specializing in employee rights. It only takes a few minutes to hand out these employment application forms–prospective employees actually expect them in this day and age. So NLL has taken the time and expense out of this routine chore and prepared them for you. These contractor forms come in Word format that can also be easily edited to your unique needs.
Some of the important issues addressed in these contractor forms are:
- The right to conduct a background check and drug test.
- Confirming that employment is “at-will”, meaning an employee can be terminated at any time, for any reason. This is an extremely powerful clause–courts almost unanimously uphold the provision. But only if it is in writing and signed by your employee.
- Authorization for the release of information including employment and education.
- Verification of skills, experience, education, attendance records, and military.
- Hiring practices manual.
- Job description Sheet.
- Job interviews.
- Orientation and probationary periods.
- Verification of employment.
- Long form employment contract.
- Abbreviated form of employment contract.
- Indemnification (the employee being liable for court costs, attorneys fees, and judgments for their misconduct).
- Compensation and benefits.
- Expense accounts.
- Profit sharing.
- Grounds for termination if there is a term contract.
- Credit checks.
- Medical exams.
- Arbitration clause.
- Attorneys’ fees clause to insert in all contractor forms.
- Clear outline of duties of performance.
- When drug and alcohol tests can be conducted.
- What is reasonable suspicion to believe someone has drugs or alcohol in their system.
- Random drug testing.
- Other contractor forms.