Call up your insurance agent. Ask them for the name of the payroll company they recommend. Then you call them up they will take care of workers comp. state taxes everything. They will hold your hand and make sure your all set up. Another method is call up a few local guys and ask who they use for payroll and they may give you a hint who is good around you. Now your job is finding good guys. My personal recommendation is stay away from craigs list, You will get about 300 calls or e-mails of the guys no one else wants. Starting pay. Start everyone at $10. tell them they work for a week and then you pay them out on Friday and you will talk over with them what you feel they are worth to you. Interview. Make them run the equipment, people lie there is no question about that. They will tell you that their mother is purple if you want to believe it. Ask them to back the truck up in front of you, make them weed whack, and use a mower. Because we all know there is a difference in being able to move the equipment and responsibly using it. Feel free to PM me with any questions if theres something I can help with I give you a hand. And what happens a lot is guys say oh well it took longer than you know it should. They are just trying to be lazy, Give them a list and tell them this is done by the end of the day. If they cant get it done and done right in the time set they arent for you. There are too many lazy people out there trying to act as if your rates cant be done. Dont be afraid to tell them how long they have to do it, all while still demanding your level of quality.