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What you should know about Hiring employees.

Posted by Logan Marshall on August 25 in 4. Business Services |

Hiring employees.

There comes a time in the life of almost every business when the need to hire employees becomes necessary. If it’s the first time you’ve ever had to consider hiring anyone to help you complete work then this may seem a daunting task. However, there’s no need to be daunted in this technological era because the Internet is the biggest worldwide resource providing you with relevant information on any subject.

Employment law.

Employment law is a huge area of business. Be aware that if you intend to hire any employees you need to get yourself an Employer Identification Number. This name may change depending on the state you live in, but you will still need one. The IRS are the people to contact and their website has all the relevant forms for you to complete and return.

Employee taxes.

You are normally required to withhold any taxes from your employee’s wage. In order to do this effectively you will need a copy of the appropriate forms from each member of staff you employ. This is usually a W-4 form and if an employee does not give a W-4 form then you should treat them as single with no allowances.

Other factors.

You should ensure that any potential employee can verify they are permitted to work in the United States. You will need to complete an I-9 form for every single employee you hire; this form can be obtained from the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Social security, Medicare taxes and Unemployment Insurance may also be required and you should research these topics carefully and fully.

An employment law attorney.

There are many other factors you need to consider, including health and safety, and in order to ensure that you have all the details you need you may find it necessary to pay for the services of an attorney who specializes in employment law. Your attorney will be able to give you the forms you require or, at the very least, tell you where to get them. He or she will also be able to help you write up contracts and a staff policy handbook.

Hiring employees is something you have to think long and hard about. Employing staff too early may lead to redundancies or workers with nothing to do. Taking them on late may mean you’ve left it too late and they have too much work to do to help you turn the company’s fortunes around. When you do hire employees you are best engaging the services of an attorney specializing in employment law in order to avoid any costly mistakes.

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