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Hiring employees for my business - legality

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RedStain, May 20, 2013.

  1. RedStain

    RedStain Regular Member

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    I couldn't decide which category this post fit in so I decided to ask it in the lounge. Admins please move it if this is the incorrect location. So I want to hire some cold callers and marketers to market for my business and get paid solely commission. Im not positive anyone would be willing to do that but I am going to give it a shot. My question being the legal issues around doing this. Does minimum wage apply here? I also don't want it to be so official that I get into needing them to fill out employment papers or withhold taxes or be responsible for any of that. Is all of this possible? If so how and where would I find the answers to these questions?
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    1) You didnt state your country
    2) You didnt state your state
    3) You didnt state your county
    4) You didnt state your city/town
    5) We're not lawyers
    6) This is not a legal forum.


    Contact a business lawyer that is familiar with your country and state laws regarding employment. If you fuck up you could possibly be looking at large fines and/or jailtime.
     
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  3. RedStain

    RedStain Regular Member

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    Ok so first I never claimed you personally were a lawyer (whether there are lawyers on this forum or not I dont think is for you to claim), and I never said this was a legal forum, hence "If so how and where would I find the answers to these questions?", so calm your tits. I am from Washington State US, the rest of the info you requested in unnecessary. This is in fact a forum that has very business minded people and probably many who have experience with this type of thing, which makes this an appropriate place to ask this question. So please go be a d-bag somewhere else :)
     
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  4. Princesstambam

    Princesstambam Registered Member

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    Well I think that your potential employee would be under a 1099, and you would hire them as an independent contractor? Especially since you're only paying them commission. You may be able to find someone to work for commission only, especially if you offer a generous commission. I'm sorry, wish I could be of more help!
     
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    hellnation Regular Member

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    well, you will need a contract, no need to directly employ anyone.
     
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  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Somebody is sensitive. With that attitude I don't think you'll find anyone to work for you let alone stay with you.

    Enjoy court.
     
  7. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    some people contribute almost nothing to the forum, ask badly-formulated questions in the wrong places, and when a respected member of the forum points this out and provides a valid answer, he is called a douchebag... geez...
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Nevermind...
     
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    carlikito Regular Member

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    Make it clear that they are not your employees, they are independent contractors.

    YOU ARE NOT HIRING THEM............They are providing a service for you. Provide them with a 1099 and allow them to work their own hours. Also you can't control the way they perform the service for you, many people ignore this but to have all your bases cover you need let them do their thing.
     
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    rosalit Newbie

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    what kind of business are you talking about
     
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  11. Moosey

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    Well they wouldn't be your employees, technically you're contracting your sales out to them. They would be considered an independent contractor. Now sure about the local laws in the states, but here in Canada this can work very well. There are loopholes to get around everything.

    Just be careful who you take on. Since they're technically not your employees, they can do whatever they want. Also, good salespeople tend to ask for an hourly wage or salary along with their commission. Be wary of people willing to work for just commission. You get what you pay for bud, quality will cost you. (You pay with peanuts, you work with monkeys)
     
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