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If I hire a part time old caller......LEGAL QUESTION?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by RickyZwailer, May 19, 2011.

  1. RickyZwailer

    RickyZwailer Registered Member

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    TITLE IS A TYPO ITS COLD CALLER NOT "OLD" CALLER LOL


    I am about to have someone work on commission only to make cold calls
    and get appointments part time.

    If any are sales they get a commission.

    I provide the lists of businesses to call.

    If I decide to stop sending lists and just stop using the cold caller all together
    am I liable for some reason?
    Can this person sue me for anything???

    Also should I get some kind of contract signed?
    And / or a 1099??

    I hate legal stuff but don't wanna deal with it foolishly or blindly
     
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  2. hateandbreak

    hateandbreak BANNED BANNED

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    Don't think so but if your starting something legit then don't worry about it. Don't fuck them over like that. If you drop them and they have no commission then i don't see how they can right? But if they do and you don't pay em then i guess it just makes you a scammer.
     
  3. redpill

    redpill Junior Member Premium Member

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    If it's just a test you can outsource it and they'll just bill you:

    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=outsource+cold+calling

    Could save you some headaches... could also give you some too (b/c it's remote).. ha.

    If you end up hiring in house, you'll prob have to pay the gov't taxes unless they invoice you through their own business 1099.. that's not likely.

    if they do work for you full time and you cut them, you run the risk of having to pay unemployment... which is a nightmare! Make sure you work them less than the requirement to pay unemployment.

    Good luck...
     
  4. marketingwise

    marketingwise Junior Member

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    As long as they are not working in your office you can 1099 them and not be responsible for employment taxes. It is not practical for anyone to sue you over this, so that is no more then a threat.
     
  5. RickyZwailer

    RickyZwailer Registered Member

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    Thanks for looking this over a couple of follow ups below

    Ohh no if I owe them commissions I will pay what I owe.
    I'm not that Blackhat nor a scammer

    I mean if I do not get anywhere with them setting appointments for me
    or if I just say ok I can handle this myself.
    just wondering if their is some kind of form I should put together
    if I want to let them go , or change my mind on using someone or if I just want to hire someone else.




    I plan on paying taxes on the income, do you think I need them to fill out a 1099?
    Or can I just list them on my return as part of the expenses for my business?
    No full time just part time an hour or so a day commission only


    any further answers appreciated.
    thanks