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What do I need to hire an employee?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by newbomb, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    I would like to hire one or two 18 to 21 year old helpers this summer. I will supervise them and peovide all driving and transportation this year. If I use them 25 hrs a week each. What do I need to do to be legal. I figure Ill need workers comp and I hope to use 1099 for taxes. What else do I need?
  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Forget the 1099 for taxes. They are your employees, not contract labor.
    I suggest that as well as workers comp that you also get some general liability insurance. You are responsible for their mistakes, you can get $1mil GL for about $600 a year, cheap insurance if you have to need it
  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    set up soc security for employees.... and from what i understand... learn spanish...:)

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