Hiring and Firing: What Every Small Business Needs to Know

Knowing how to hire and fire legally is an essential part of running every business. In order to prevent potential lawsuits and government investigations, all employers should know the basics on hiring and firing smart.

interviewsLearn how to protect your business while changing personnel.

Join Beth Milito and Luke Wake, attorneys in NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, for a fast-paced interactive webinar that will cover the following critical components of hiring and firing employees:

  • Creating effective job applications and interview questions that don’t run afoul of federal and state anti-discrimination laws
  • Protecting your employment-at-will relationship with new hires
  • Developing a new hire check list to ensure all forms are completed on time
  • Terminating employees – we’ll tell you when to do it, what to say, and how to respond to the most common questions you’ll receive from the employee
  • Distributing the final paycheck – find out what you must include and what can you deduct
  • Avoiding wrongful termination claims and deciding when to call an attorney
  • Unemployment compensation claims – should you contest or not?

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RecordedApril 16
12 PM ET (9 AM PT)
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)

Beth Milito


Elizabeth Milito serves as Senior Executive Counsel with the NFIB Small Business Legal Center, a position she has held since March 2004. Ms. Milito is responsible for managing cases and legal work for the Legal Center. She frequently counsels businesses facing employment discrimination charges, wage and hour claims, wrongful termination lawsuits, union avoidance and, and in most other areas of human resources law. She also provides and develops on-line and on-site training on a variety of employment law matters and is a frequent media spokesperson on employment and labor matters.

Luke Wake


Luke Wake is a staff attorney at the NFIB Small Business Legal Center. Wake has particular expertise on environmental and land use issues, and has worked on numerous other constitutional issues and matters of importance to small business owners. He is an ardent defender of private property rights, which he believes are essential to the free enterprise system and the foundation of American liberty. As a strong advocate of individual rights and economic liberties, he has built his career defending small business interests. Since joining the NFIB Legal Center, Wake has focused on a whole host of issues, from employment law matters to regulatory compliance. In addition to serving as a resource for small business owners, Wake remains committed to the Legal Center’s pledge to ensure that the voice of small business is heard in the nation’s courts. As an appellate practitioner, Wake has focused particularly on informing the courts on matters of administrative law and on issues under the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause.

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