Employee Forms

Invention Assignment Agreement

The ideas, inventions, practices, and programs generated by the talented people in your company keep the doors open and the lights on. The last thing you want is for an employee to walk out the door with their invention only to turn around, patent it, and become your competition. This article will help you decide if an employee invention assignment agreement can provide your company the protection it needs, and how to craft an effective agreement.

Employee Emergency Contact Form

What do you do if your employee gets sick at work and they can’t drive themselves home? Or what if they haven’t shown up in multiple days? When things like this happen at work, you’ll want to know who to call. A great way to make sure you have this information is by creating an employee emergency contact form. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make one.
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Benefit Enrollment Form

Paperwork: nobody likes it, but it's a necessary evil. Well-designed forms get you the information you need in a way that is easy for your employees to complete. Enrollment managed improperly can mean a host of problems for both the employee and your organization. Let's look at what to include and how to make things as easy as possible for everyone.
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Employee Handbook Acknowledgement

You’ve published an employee handbook. You announce and distribute it among your employees with high hopes that it will help keep your office safer and more compliant. But how will you ensure all of your employees read it, and how can you enforce company policy without the assurance that your employees are fully aware of them in the first place?

This is where an employee handbook acknowledgement form comes in. This form gives employers assurance that employees have read and understand the critical information in your employee handbook.

Without this form, your employee handbook will be nothing more than an optional guidebook, and its rules will be harder to enforce. So let’s talk about what an employee handbook acknowledgement form is, why it’s important, and how to draft one.
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W-2 Form

It’s easy to feel weighed down by the mountain of paperwork you are responsible for in your HR role. The pressure rises when you consider the legal requirements accompanying forms and filing—especially for critical tax forms like W-2s. But before you spend hours, days, or even weeks trying to decode the W-2, we’ve got everything you need to know about the form’s basics, guidelines, and requirements.
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Drug Test Consent Form

Alcohol and drug use by employees and on company property can spell trouble for your business. Many employers use testing to limit the negative impact illegal drugs and alcohol can have on their business and to ensure the safety of their employees and clients.

Before you wade into the testing waters, there is a lot to consider when it comes to testing requirements and consent. This article covers the when, why, and how of drug test consent forms.
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W-4 Form

The W-4 Form is an important feature in IRS compliance for you and your employees, but compliance doesn’t have to be complicated. This article will explain the function and format of the W-4 and walk you through best practices for obtaining and retaining these forms.
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Non-Disclosure Agreement

Everyone at your company puts their skills and talent to work to make the business successful. To stay competitive in your niche, you must often keep ideas, projects and products as carefully guarded secrets. Otherwise, another individual or company might leak, steal, or misuse that valuable information to damage or discredit your company. A Non-Disclosure Agreement can protect your hard-earned edge on the competition.

On the other hand, it may feel awkward to greet new employees or partner with a legal document constraining their behavior and outlining the legal consequences if they violate its tenets. This article helps explain the value of an NDA and how you can start using them to protect your business.
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Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Receiving paychecks quickly, automatically and digitally is very important to employees today. Employers need to ensure they have that option available for new hires, as well as a method to collect all the necessary information from employees in a direct deposit authorization form upon hire.

So what is a direct deposit authorization form? What should it include? And how do you go from receiving a filled out form to directly depositing employee paychecks into their bank accounts?
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W-9 Form

If you work with contractors, gig workers, or freelancers, you’ll want to understand IRS Form W-9. Paperwork is the worst, and official forms can be especially intimidating—but the W-9 doesn't have to be. This article will help you understand the requirements for the form, when you need to use it, and why it’s important for your business.
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