This year I have decided that I need to hire someone to work with me fulltime and not sub them out with a 1099. I need to bite the bullet and pay the taxes, of fica, unemploy, soc security, etc. and I also need to put them on my workers comp policy. Well last week I place an ad in the paper looking for hardworking individuals that want a full-time job. Today was the first day the ad runs and I get about 15 calls. 13 out of the 15 people that called today dont have drivers license's. The reasons I heard are as follows: I have gotten too many DUI's, I just got out of Jail, It is revoked, I never got one. Well this is beside the point, we all know good help is hard to find. My question is, is there a way I can put new employees on a trial period before I have to pay to place them on my workers comp policy? Because I dont want to hire someone and judging from my 15 calls, a deadbeat, pay to put them on my policy and either 1. Say they are hurt so they can claim on it, or 2 quit after a week and me being stuck with a bill that was almost avoidable? Anyones input on this matter would be great. Thanks everyone and have a great day!