A few general questions on hiring a part-time employee
September 14, 2007 9:26 AM Subscribe
I'm a one-person website development company. Things have been getting busy lately so I'm thinking about hiring my first part-time employee. This is new to me, so I'm looking for some advice.
posted by jpep to Work & Money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The plan is to target the local university to find someone with about 10 to 15 hours available per week. I have two initial questions...
1. How complicated is the paperwork/accounting? I do my own accounting, so I'd have to figure out tax withholdings and related stuff. Do I have to somehow 'register' with a government agency regarding taxes, employment, etc?
2. Is it out of line to request that the employee have a laptop to use while doing my work? The alternative is to buy a computer for the part-timer, but that is a pretty big expense.
As an aside, I do work with contractors (1099s) for some projects, but I don't think I can call this part-timer a contractor because I am going to request that they work at my office during a set daily schedule. It won't be project-based work. Is this correct thinking?