Important Laws to Know When Hiring an Employee
August 6, 2019
Hosted by Candy Messer
Are you an employer with staff working in your business, or thinking of hiring someone soon? It’s important to understand the laws to make sure you are in compliance in order to avoid any penalties that could be assessed for non-compliance. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) establishes rules regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment for those involved in the private sector and federal, state, and local governments. We’ll discuss those who are exempt from the FSLA and those who fall under the regulations. Descriptions on meanings of the terms within the law will be explained as well as understanding the differences between an employee and an independent contractor. I’ll explain the three factors used to judge if the worker is an employee, and the categories within each factor to review. Failing to follow guidelines can result in fines/penalties, so learn the rules so you can be in compliance.
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Candy Messer is President of Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services. She offers entrepreneurs customized services to meet their varying needs including bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks consulting and bill pay services. With more than 20 years of experience, Candy understands the stresses business owners face. By removing the burden of the financial tasks, she gives them peace of mind and the freedom to do what they love.
Candy is co-author of “Business Success With Ease” released in 2013 and “Navigating Entrepreneurship” released in 2014 and was an expert writer for Today’s Innovative Woman and Thriving Women in Business magazines.
Candy was named 2010 Woman of the Year by the Peninsula ABWA, 2011 Entrepreneur Mom of the Year by Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine, and 2012 El Camino Foundation Distinguished Alumni. Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll was named 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Torrance Chamber and Intuit’s (creator of QuickBooks software) 2016 Firm of the Future.
Candy also serves as President of the South Bay Business Women’s Association. She is married with two grown children, a grandson, and lives in California. When not running her company or the association, Candy enjoys reading, crocheting, logic puzzles and spending time with friends.