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Complying with the law when hiring employees

Oct 18, 2019
2 min read

As Ohio businesses grow, owners may find themselves coming to a point at which they need to hire employees. This can be an exciting time because it means that the company is expanding, but it can also be nerve-wracking because owners certainly want to ensure that any new help is right for the job. Additionally, future employers need to make sure that they comply with the law when hiring employees.

One of the first steps that a business owner needs to take is to obtain an employer ID number. This ID number is used by the IRS to keep up with a particular employer’s business information. Plus, the EIN allows the employer to start payroll and keep up with the necessary tax-related information for the business.

Employers will also need to make sure that the employees fill out the proper paperwork before starting the job. The paperwork could include W-4 tax forms and verification forms indicating that the person can work in the United States. Employers may also want to carry out background checks before hiring any applicants.

Because hiring employees can be complicated, Ohio business owners will certainly want to make sure that they take the right steps for doing so. Without the right paperwork or without following the correct procedures, employers could inadvertently violate the law or put themselves in a position where they could be held liable for certain issues. If employers want to avoid unnecessary complications, they may want to consult with an employment law attorney before bringing in new employees.

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