Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Brush Up on Your Tax and Employment Laws. In addition to budgeting for expenses like salaries and benefit contributions, you’ll also need to budget for employment taxes. Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks.

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How to staff your start up!

RedStarResume

Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

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Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

Employment is generally a necessary part of life. Some of us enjoy our jobs and like our employers, some of us really do not care for our jobs or our employers, and some of us fall somewhere in between depending on the day. Whether you like your job or not, there are several employment laws you should be aware of in order to protect yourself. Paycheck Laws. There are several laws surrounding how and when your employer pays you for your work and time.

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Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

Resume Bear

She is the author of: Social Networks and Employment Law: Are you putting your Organization at Risk? Although there are areas of sensitivity when using these sites, you can follow the recommendations provided to ensure that you are using social networking as part of your hiring process without discrimination and in compliance with federal laws. JIM: So, I know you’re like this Employment Law guru and all that, but I want my readers to know it too.

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why it’s complicated for your employer to let you work from another state

Ask a Manager

My boss says that to work remotely, I’d need to become a contractor. I have been working for the same employer for 11 years with a great performance history. My boss is indicating because our company is not registered to do business in this other state I would have to convert to a contractor. That can be an expensive undertaking and, depending on the state, it can subject them to a whole host of different employment laws (hi, California). law + order

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Our nation’s fair housing laws prohibit this kind of discrimination, and the Justice Department is committed to aggressive enforcement of those laws.”. “It After investigating the complaint, HUD issued a charge of discrimination and referred the case to the Department of Justice after the complainant elected to have the case heard in federal court. More information about the Civil Rights Division and the laws it enforces is available at www.usdoj.gov/crt.

Would You Give Your Employees All Your Money?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The company has retained an accountant and HR firm to vet its practices and ensure that it is operating according to state and federal employment laws. We may restrict the model to the core team at some point, but right now we’re experimenting with extending it to some of our independent contractors and it’s working well,” Sims says. “We   Attitude & Motivation Compensation Creativity & Innovation Culture Employment Trends Entrepreneurship Management

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feeling guilty about leaving law-breaking boss, asking for a far-off raise, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss is breaking laws and promises but I feel guilty about leaving. First, my boss hired me as an independent contractor, even though I follow a daily schedule and perform a key role in the company. I’m also afraid that potential employers would see that I quit after 4 months and think I’m a flake. All of these are illegal (well, the harassment might not be, if the company is too small to be covered by harassment laws), and big deals.

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