Hiring Your First Employee: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Nolo, May 27, 2008 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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The only book that addresses the specific needs of anyone hiring an employee for the first time.

Hiring anyone can be intimidating - but this is especially true if you're considering hiring your first employee. A new level of laws and regulations kick in, not to mention all the costs involved.

Fortunately, Hiring Your First Employee provides a complete, easy-to-read overview of hiring an employee, as well as legal and practical advice at every step.

Written by bestselling business author and attorney Fredrick Steingold, this tightly focused book will help you:
  • figure out if it's the right to time to hire
  • determine the salary or wage
  • consider benefits to offer
  • obtain an employee identification number
  • write a job description
  • find and screen applicants
    prepare the necessary paperwork
  • maintain employee files
  • deal with health and safety issues
  • deposit payroll taxes
  • deduct employment expenses
  • troubleshoot employee problems

    Hiring Your First Employee provides 50-state legal summaries in plain English, sample forms and charts that compare the pros and cons when making decisions about hiring someone.
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    Contents

    2 Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
    19
    3 Setting the Pay Rate
    47
    4 Considering Benefits to Offer
    63
    5 Getting Ready to Hire
    81
    6 Screening Applicants and Making a Job Offer
    109
    7 Preparing for Your Employees First Day
    143
    8 Maintaining Employee Files
    161
    9 Dealing With Safety and Health Concerns
    175
    10 Paying Your Employee
    187
    11 Handling Payroll and Other Taxes
    199
    12 Deducting Employment Expenses
    211
    13 Motivating Your Employee
    223
    Index
    235
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    About the author (2008)

    Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert on small business law, he represents and advises many small businesses. He is the author of Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook. His monthly column, "The Legal Advisor," is carried by trade publications across the country.

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