As your enterprise grows, you become more than just a business; in the eyes of the federal government you are now an employer. As an employer, you must also maintain a safe and healthy workplace for employees. Those rules are enumerated in the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
You also have legally mandated responsibilities to protect your employees by preventing workplace harassment and discrimination, as specified in the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
And you have to allow employees to take time off for life events, like births and deaths, as well as medical emergencies. So we’ll be discussing your responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well.