Hiring Your First Employee A Step-by-Step Guide

ISBN-10: 1413308597

ISBN-13: 9781413308594

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Fred S. Steingold, Fred Steingold

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All the legal and practical advice small employers need to ensure that hiring an employee-from obtaining an EIN to screening applicants to complying with payroll tax and other obligations-goes without a glitch.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Deciding Whether to Hire an Employee
When Hiring an Employee May Not Be Wise
What an Employee Can Do for Business
When You Can't Do It All Yourself
Options Other Than Hiring an Employee
Assessing the Cost of Hiring an Employee
Myths About Being an Employer
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
Preserve Your Right to End the Relationship
Follow Anti-Discrimination Guidelines
Reconsider the Legal Form of Your Business
Setting the Pay Rate
Minimum Pay and Overtime Requirements
Exceptions to the Minimum Wage and Overtime Rules
Employees Who Get Tips or Commissions
Paying for Time Spent Not Working
Deciding How Much to Pay
Factoring in Employment Taxes
Considering Benefits to Offer
Benefits That Cost Little or Nothing
Paid Time Off
Health Care Coverage
Retirement Savings
Other Benefits
Getting Ready to Hire
Job Descriptions
Job Applications
Finding Potential Employees
Registering as an Employer
Screening Applicants and Making a Job Offer
Preparing for an Interview
Taking Legal Precautions
Conducting the Interview
Checking References
Doing Background Checks
Making a Job Offer
Rejecting Applicants
Offering Noncompete and Nondisclosure Agreements
Preparing for Your Employee's First Day
Welcoming Your Employee
Completing Required Paperwork
Required Posters
Other Possible Paperwork
Maintaining Employee Files
Employee Files
Protecting Your Employee's Privacy
Employee Access to Personnel Files
Dealing With Safety and Health Concerns
The Occupational Safety and Health Act
State Safety and Health Laws
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace
Paying Your Employee
Preparing Paychecks
Reimbursing Expenses
Wage and Hour Record keeping Requirements
Handling Payroll and Other Taxes
Payroll Taxes Defined
Computing Payroll Taxes
Depositing Payroll Taxes
How to Deposit
When to Deposit
State Employment Taxes
Year-End Tax Filings
Payroll Tax Record keeping
Deducting Employment Expenses
Reporting Income and Paying Taxes
Deductible Expenses
Motivating Your Employee
Moving Beyond Money
Troubleshooting Problems
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