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How to use this guide? ........................................................................................................ 2
Do I need a lawyer? ............................................................................................................ 2
How do I find a reputable attorney? ................................................................................... 2
Frequently Asked Questions: .............................................................................................. 3
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an employee? ............................... 10
Steps to Hiring an Employee: ........................................................................................... 11
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             AN EMPLOYERS GUIDE FOR HIRING YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE


I.       HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE?


Regardless of the size of your business or how many employees you have, being an employer
can be a complicated, but rewarding process. This guide will provide a broad overview for the
new employer and provide some useful information needed to hire your first employee. It will
touch on some general points of interest and answer some frequently asked questions. This
guide is not intended a substitute for legal advice. If you have any questions you should contact
a lawyer.


II.      DO I NEED A LAWYER?


You do not need a lawyer to be an employer. There is a lot of information to be aware of
however. There are filings and compliance requirements with the IRS, and state and local
agencies. If you have any questions, or have a complex set of circumstances it is always a good
idea to contact a lawyer.


III.     HOW DO I FIND A REPUTABLE ATTORNEY?


         If you have decided to retain a lawyer, you will want to find a firm and lawyer with
plenty of experience and a great track record. Make sure that you find a lawyer that specializes
in employment law. The legal field is vast, and a lawyer needs to be specialized in a particular
field. Some lawyers may take any type of case just to keep the money coming in, but they are
not necessarily well versed in one particular subject.


         Check your phone book, the internet, your local bar association or word of mouth to get
the names of a few good lawyers. Most will meet for you the first time for f
								
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