Management Buzz 11/03 Determining who's an employee and who's not; hiring vets might be your best bet
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Here's the kind of word problem you used to dread in the thirdgrade: Bernstein Law Firm PC has 10 staffers, four nonpartnerlawyers and four partners. How many employees does Bernsteinhave?
Not necessarily 18. If the partners don't count asemployees, the total is 14. It's more than a semanticdifference as far as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) is concerned. The Americans With Disabilities Act requirescompanies with 15 or more employees to comply with its regulationsregarding accommodations for employees' disabilities. Ifpartners and owners count as employees, small companies whose headcounts hover around 15 will have to comply.
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