"Train Seasonal Employees, Their Managers," Society for Human Resource Management

Posted On Nov 10, 2016

In an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management on Nov. 10, 2016, Reggie Belcher offers employers guidance to the legal implications associated with hiring seasonal workers. The article details the importance of thoroughly training seasonal employees on the prevention of workplace violence and harassment issues, as well as the employer’s policies and procedures, despite their short employment. Belcher offered, "The employer should require each new hire to sign a form, acknowledging that the new seasonal hire received, read and understood the employer's rules, policies and procedures.” Belcher emphasizes, “Employers also must count seasonal employees who work more than 120 days per year when determining whether the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate applies.”