Hiring Your First Employee

Has your business become too big to handle on your own? The idea of hiring your first employee can be a rigorous process; there are tax, safety, benefits and many other legal issues that must be resolved first. Before taking the plunge and hiring a candidate for the first full-time position within your business, you should consider some of these basic yet fundamental points.

Many entrepreneurs see themselves having to do everything personally, especially given that they are chasing their dream. But the idea of “wearing many hats” can often burn the entrepreneur out before their dream even becomes a reality. This is why doing everything yourself is not the answer.

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Confused About Payroll for Unpaid Interns?

In a previous blog post, we spoke about whether or not employing student interns could be right for your business. The same can be said for all internships where businesses provide the opportunity for individuals to learn about a particular industry. Internships provide aspiring people that want to know more about a job the chance to learn first-hand about what it takes to become successful.

With many businesses taking in interns, the question of having to pay for an intern’s service begins to come into play. Businesses must follow the U.S. Department of Labor’s criteria to determine whether or not an individual qualifies for unpaid internship status.

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