What are fair fee reimbursements from an employer to an employee? This may be a grey area for those who live in states or regions of countries where it is left up to the employer to decide based on their own preference or practices.
Depending on the laws of your state, region, or even laws, certain added fees may be included in someone getting hired to perform a job. What fees and the amount will also vary due to a number of factors.
If someone works in the medical field, they will likely have more required actions to be taken on their part in order to prepare them for the position, compared to someone with a desk job where their main performance will be on the computer and will not be exposed to as many people or dangers. As a basic rule, here is a list of the most common fees often tacked on to your typical job position.
One of the most common, mandatory background checks are invaluable to every employer. Having potential employees perform background checks while their application is still in the processing stage can help employers avoid hiring someone with a potentially harmful criminal history.
For example, if the job description explains that the company does not hire felons, the candidate would need to somehow prove that they fit the description. Background checks are one way in which this can happen the most effectively. Depending on the local laws, it will vary on who is required to foot the bill for this check. Some companies choose to pay for it as a complementary move on their part.
On a similar note, drug tests are often performed for employees. Depending on who is performing the drug test, be it the company itself or a third party, the hiring employer may choose to have the applicant pay for their own test.
This is especially true if it is through a third party, who then sends the results to a lab, rather than through a test performed at the company’s location on the spot with nearly instantaneous results. It depends on which test the company uses.
Some customer service positions require that the individual wear a uniform, in order to better represent a professional image of the company. This can include a shirt and pants, as well as certain accessories to be work, like hats or even objects worn around the neck and hands.
Pins and name tags can also be attached to the shirt of an employee wearing a uniform, in order to introduce the individual to customers before even opening their mouth. The reimbursement of uniforms is not always required. In very rare cases, it may be an issue with a potential employee that they have to pay certain extra fees like these.
In those rare and unfortunate cases you can, If the job entails that the employee receive a CPR certification course and it is a requirement, some employers may reimburse this class. Click here to see your options as far as what options you may take in response.
Medical Related Fees
Some jobs, particularly in the medical or personal care fields, will usually require that the employee be administered certain shots. These shots can be costly and sometimes more than one shot is required, such as a tetanus shot paired with a Hepatitis shot.
The way these are administered and who pays for them will differ depending on company policies and the laws put into place. If the applicant is applying for a medical job at a hospital, for example, then the test may be performed on-site and paid for by the hospital.