Let's take a look at some popular employer forms needed at certain stages:
Letters of recommendation - Letters of recommendation can be very helpful in getting the position you apply for, or at least getting in the door. Consultants and independent contractors may use letters of recommendation often.
Job applications - A job application will give an employer important information, but an employer's applications for job openings need to comply with employment law to avoid discrimination charges. An employment application form may also be governed by local notice requirements. Generally, applications for job positions must not be discriminatory. Therefore, job applications shouldn't ask certain questions unrelated to the position.
Consent to background check and criminal records check - A consent to background check and criminal record check will often be requested from an applicant. An employer may also check the prospective employee's credit history. Certain notices need to be given to the applicant when doing a background check or criminal record check describing his or her rights if the records cause the applicant to be rejected for the position. The consent to background check, criminal records check, or credit check is primarily governed by federal statutes.
Employment law guide - Helpful employment law guides can help you formulate employment policies, organize your personnel files, and use the employer forms you need.
Offer of employment - The terms of an offer of employment become binding once accepted by the new employee.
Employment eligibility verification form - An employment verification form is used to verify a person's legal status to work in the country. Presenting records of proof of employment eligibility is required by law. Then a employment eligibility verification form is completed by the employer.
Employment policies - The employment policies provide guidelines for important employee rights like benefits and causes for termination.
Pre-employment physical form - A pre employment physical form is used to get employee consent to be examined for physical fitness.
Confidentiality, nondisclosure, and non-compete agreements - Confidentiality and non-compete agreements help protect an employer's trade secrets and confidential information from disclosure after employment termination.
Termination of Employment
Exit interview form - An exit interview helps document the circumstances in case a wrongful termination claim arises after employment termination.
Non-compete and non-disclosure contracts - Non-compete and non-disclosure contracts may be signed now if not signed prior to employment termination. However, the employer has less leverage in having a non-compete or confidentiality agreement signed after employment termination and may need to offer something in exchange for signing such a noncompete or nondisclosure form.