Employment Law Problem-Prevention for Employers. Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post Office : 56 Stiles Road, Suite 103 Salem, NH 03079 Phone: 603-212-9004 Email: email@example.com Home : 15 Stonehedge Road Windham, NH 03087 Cell: 603-557-5395. Professional Background.
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Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post
Office: 56 Stiles Road, Suite 103
Salem, NH 03079
Home: 15 Stonehedge Road
Windham, NH 03087
Independent Contractor vs. W-4 Employee
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Federal (IRS) Implications:
State (NH) Implications:
IRS has a three-pronged test (see article at irs.gov website):
2. Financial: New hire pays own costs, own insurance, own tools or supplies, etc.
3. Nature of relationship: Indefinite vs. project- specific; expectation of benefits or not
Trends beyond the “usual” categories:
General Rules for Job Interviews:
Another Interviewing Example (marital status):
Don’t ask, “Is your husband/wife also employed locally?” Say “Because we will invest ten weeks of training in whoever is hired for this position, we hope, in return for that training, for a reasonably firm commitment to remaining at this location, preferably for at least two years; are you able to make such a commitment if hired?”
Don’t say, “You look a little young (old, etc.) to be applying for this kind of position.”
Instead, say, “we are seeking someone with at least 5 years of experience in XYZ” or “knowledge of the latest applications … ” etc.
MAKE ALL QUESTION EXPLICITLY JOB-RELATED
OR DON’T ASK THEM
Have a regular performance-evaluation process
in place for all employees.