Self-employment is a dream for many entrepreneurs, but starting a small business comes with a host of challenges, including treating your employees fairly.

Seemingly simple matters such as knowing what to do if an employee requests leave to attend a doctor’s appointment or to observe a religious holiday can create problems if employers make a wrong decision.

The same is true when considering a job applicant’s criminal record—anti-discrimination laws must be observed.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides these tips for small businesses to ensure they adhere to anti-discrimination laws:

For more information, contact CBIA's Diane Mokriski (860.244.1900) | @HRHotline.