Here is a list of things you need to know in order to stay on the right side of the law, no matter your company's size. Click on the dots to reach direct links.
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Get an Employer Identification Number from the IRS;
Have a signed and documented Form I-9 for everyone who works for you;
Get your payroll set up;
Offload payroll and benefits;
Know the law around how to pay people;
Understand the flow of money around paying a founder;
Learn more about compensation - it's complicated;
Don’t pay yourself as a contractor;
Have workers compensation insurance, or as a founder, formally opt out;
Keep your workplace safe and document any accidents.