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Are your workers properly classified? Take the IRS Common Law Rule 11 point test to find out.

Independent Contractor or Employee?

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Do you remember from episode 3 of the SmallBiz Brainiac podcast, the examples of employers who have been and are currently being sued for improper classification of their workers? Click here to listen to that episode. In this post we’ll learn about the IRS Common Law Rules and the 11 point test for determining if a…

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Demystify the Hiring Process

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The hiring procedure is complicated. It’s made up of several daunting processes. For me, hiring has always been one of the most difficult aspects of being an employer. There is so much to do. Everything from defining the position, to on-boarding. And, when I’ve been in a hurry, or desperate for help, I’ve been sloppy…

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10 Small Business Pitfalls to Avoid

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10 Small Business Pitfalls You Must Avoid Owning and running a small business is not easy. There is a lot of competition out there, and while you struggle, they seem to have it all figured out. Everyone wants your time and attention including vendors, regulators, suppliers, employees, customers and your family. You are constantly being sold…

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5: Payroll Taxes – Part 1 of Federal Payroll Tax Series

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What are Federal Payroll Taxes? Welcome back! This is the first episode of a six-part series on Federal payroll taxes. In today’s episode we will identify and explain what makes up federal payroll taxes. Today we will learn: In today’s episode we will identify and explain what makes up federal payroll taxes. Why do you…

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4: IRS Common Law Rules – 11 Point Test

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If you have the right to control or direct only the results of the work and not how it will be done, or what will be done, then you have an independent contractor relationship. But, how do you make this determination?

Are your workers properly classified? Take the IRS 11 point test to find out. If you have the right to control or direct only the results of the work and not how it will be done, or what will be done, then you have an independent contractor relationship. But, how do you make this determination? Today…

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3: Independent Contractor or Employee?

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The first thing you must understand before hiring a worker is weather or not they are an independent contractor or an employee.

Independent contractor or employee? The importance of worker classification. Today as part of the hiring process, we are talking about worker classification. Is the worker an independent contractor or an employee? Today we will learn: How the gig economy’s use of independent contractors is being challenged. Why the proper classification is a BIG DEAL! Before…

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2: Creating a Job Description

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Steps to writing a job description Why do you need job descriptions? A job description guides you to the right employee for the task. Every position in your company needs a job description. Having a job description can avoid “duty-creep” within all your positions. It helps you determine who is doing their job and who…

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1: Introduction to SmallBiz Brainiac

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How to thrive as an employer I’m excited for you to join us and I’m thrilled to share the podcast with you. Welcome to SmallBiz Brainiac podcast, providing employer intelligence that helps you navigate the regulatory landscape and keeps  you on course running the business you love! You didn’t go into business to be an employer so SmallBiz…

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