Congratulations! You’ve started your small business and are past the hurdles that come with selecting a name, registering with the Department of State, drafting Shareholder Agreements, and all of the initial confusing parts. Now you’re starting to grow and realize you need someone to help you. Should you hire an employee or an independent contractor?
In order to protect yourself from potential issues with the IRS and/or from legal liability, it is imperative that you outline the nature of the relationship you will have with the person you hire, and designate them accordingly.
Misclassifying workers is such a common mistake employers make, there are attorneys who make a living taking exclusively these types of cases. So now that things are going so well with your business that you get to pay someone else to assist you, make sure you’re well informed. Not doing so can come at a very high price, whether in fines or litigation.
This Blog was written by Hunter Business Law Attorney Sheryl Hunter. Profile
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