Sarah Calvert

Sarah Calvert is a small business attorney, and the principal in Calvert & Associates, P.C., a law firm started in 1991. She attended Mary Washington College for undergraduate degrees in Economics and International Buisness. Her J.D. came from George Mason University Law School (in the night school program, which she considers one of her crowning achievements). Ms. Calvert worked extensively in the small business accounting and sales fields prior to attending law school. She has devoted her practice to providing small business clients the best legal services and business resources, so they can get on with doing what they do best. Ms. Calvert teaches courses at Northern Virginia Community College on How to Start a Small Business and How to Grow a Small Business. She is frequently asked to speak to chamber groups, franchise groups, women’s groups, trade associations, and other organizations. Ms. Calvert is active in the Fairfax Bar Association’s Law Related Education Committee and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. She also helped found, and acts as a member of the Board of Directors for the Capitol Business Association, a lead exchange group. Ms. Calvert is married to Andrew Calvert, CPA, and they have one son, Matthew.
Category: Legal

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Jim and Sarah continue a series on finding, interviewing, hiring, training, and managing employees. The discussion in this visit is about the importance of employee reviews, and how to conduct them. This may be one of the most neglected management fundamentals by small business owners, so give this Archive a listen.
Sarah and Jim talk about how to find employees, how to interview them, how to hire them, and how to keep the good ones. They also talk about the use of, and wording in non-compete clauses. How to use them, and how to defend them
Jim visits with our resident small business attorney as they discuss the interview process involved in hiring prospective employees. Sarah helps us understand what you can ask and what you cannot ask. Questions should relate to the job to be done, not to the applicant. Sarah also helps us understand how to make the employment offer properly.