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Hiring Your First or Next Employee
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Hiring Your First or Next Employee

What you need to know when hiring your first -- or next -- employee.

This 1st Stop Business Connection hiring guide, offed by the Ohio Small Business Development Centers and the Ohio Development Services Agency

  • How do you know if it is time to hire your first employee (or make an additional hire)? 
  • How do you determine if your workers are independent contractors or employees? 
  • How to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • How to withhold/deposit/report federal, state and local taxes 
  • Employee Eligibility Verification
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Wage and Hour plus required posters
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Employer responsibilities under OSHA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Employer required federal posters
  • Employee personnel files