Just a question about hiring employees. I am needing to hire an employee and was trying to decide on which route to take. I think it is cheaper to have an employee fill out the w-9 form and send them a 1099 at the end of the year. I would not have to carry workmans comp then, is this correct. How much are you guys or galls paying your employees to start. I am solo and if I can keep the payroll to a minimum for now that would help me to be able to take on more work so I could hire more employees. I work full time (four days a week) as a maintenance tech for Stewart & Stevenson and mow Fri,Sat,& Sun. No time off, and would like to move to the next level and I am not quite sure on the coorect path for now for employees. All input would be greatly appreciate. Maybe this should be in the just starting out forum, but I want input from lco's in my area.