Hiring is one of the most complex tasks a founder can take on, thanks largely to the many laws regulating what they can – and can’t – do.
To start, the Department of Labor cites 180 employment-related laws, which account for thousands of pages of text. Then you have state-level laws and, depending where you live, city and county regulations as well.
Here’s the thing: not knowing all the laws you’re responsible for following isn’t an excuse if you accidentally violate one. And if you do, the affected employee might decide to bring a lawsuit.
If that happens, Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance may cover the costs.