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Hiring Your First Employee?

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Hiring someone to join your company can be an exciting milestone but what exactly does that entail? Maier Law Group's Jenny Wiegley speaks to Legal Quickie host, Annette Stepanian, about a checklist of things every employer should know before bringing in a new worker.

Jenny's tips include:

  • Quick tips for every new employer (05:45).
  • How rules change when you exceed a specific number of employees (14:12).
  • Using a payroll service (17:12).
  • The difference between exempt and non-exempt employees (20:15).
  • Consequences of not following the employment law (27:20).
  • Keeping track of employee records (30:58).
  • Best practices in your hiring process (38:52).
  • Setting up an equity program (40:50).
  • Hiring employees in different states (42:15).
  • A recap and final thoughts (46:28).
  • Where to find Maier Law Group's compliance checklists (50:00)...right here!


This article has been prepared for general informational purposes only and does not constitute advertising, solicitation, or legal advice. If you have questions about a particular matter, please contact the Maier Law Group directly.

You can learn more about this and other Legal Quickie podcasts on AnnetteStepanian.com.