When business owners cannot handle the workload they often need to hire someone to help. However, employing even one person can trigger a wide range of legal issues that must be addressed.
The following are only some examples of legal issues that accompany hiring.
1.Registering for an employment identification number (EIN)
With even one employee, you will need to withhold and report certain taxes and payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To do so, you will need to have an EIN, which you can apply for on the IRS website.
2.Establish a system for employee records
In order to best protect your business legally, there are many different records that you will want to keep for each employee. These can include personnel issues, including records of absences or tardiness, production numbers, and more in case you have to justify that a termination was not unlawful.
3.Ensure compliance with FLSA and the EEOC laws
Both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) require that employers comply with a variety of laws and regulations regarding hours worked, wages paid, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and more.
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Attorney Andrew Weisblatt
Mr. Weisblatt has practiced continuously since becoming licensed in 1992 and has represented businesses ranging in size from one person start-up ventures to multi-national corporations employing hundreds of people in multiple countries. From 2005 through 2009 Mr. Weisblatt was in-house counsel and chief operating officer of a multi-national corporation in the steel products industry. That in-house position provided valuable insight into how businesses work and what they actually need from their lawyers – both in-house and outside counsel. Attorney Bio