Whether you are in the market for a new job, have just been offered a new position or want to find out more about a company that you have recently started working for, it’s a good idea to be aware of the main signs of a disreputable employer so that you can make a more informed decision regarding whether or not this is a company that you want to continue working for. Working for a disreputable employer can bring with it lots of problems that many people do not consider to be worth their salary. If you have noticed any of the following, it could be a sign that your employer isn’t doing things by the book and might not have a great reputation.
Bad Employee Reviews
While any employer is going to get some negative reviews from disgruntled employees or employees who were just not a great fit for the company, if you are seeing more negative than positive in the reviews then this might be cause for concern. Pay special attention to what employees tend to mention most when they are leaving a negative review of the employer and look out for anything that might suggest that this employer has a reputation for discrimination in the workplace or wrongful termination.
Late Wage Payments
If you have recently started working for an employer and your pay is late or you’ve heard from colleagues that they do not get paid on time, this could be cause for concern. Check out Baird Quinn Employment Lawyers for more information on the Colorado wage claim act and the regulations that your employer must follow in regard to making sure that employees are paid in a timely manner.
High Employee Turnover
Are lots of new people starting their jobs at the same time as you, and most employees have not been in the company for a long time? Do people often talk about leaving? If there is a high employee turnover, this might be a sign that employees are not treated fairly by this employer in particular. While a high employee turnover does affect some industries more than others and is not always a sign that an employer is disreputable, it is certainly something to be aware of.
Before you decide to sign an employment contract and agree to the terms, it’s important to make sure that you read it thoroughly as what is in your contract can help you get a better idea of the employer’s reputation. If you feel that you are being rushed through the contract and pressured into signing it, this could be a red flag that your employer is hoping that you will not notice something in the contract. Check your contract for anything that seeks to enforce something that is prohibited by law; if you are unsure, it may be worth having a legal professional check the contract for compliance before you go ahead and sign it.
Whether you’re looking for a new job, interviewing or have just started in a new position, knowing the signs of a disreputable employer can save a lot of future trouble.