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Have you narrowed down your short list even further? Now it’s time for the nitty gritty legal stuff.
It is 100% important for both you and your new hire to have a contract in place.
This protects all parties: it protects you from making sure you get what you’re paying for and it protects them from the few bad client seeds in this world. So, don’t be offended if you are asked to sign a contract.
This agreement also outlines the basics of your working relationship such as:
There are a lot of fun tax rules to learn about with your new employee. Don’t worry, like we said above, they are an independent contractor so you don’t need to worry about providing benefits.
Every country is different, but in the United States, there are a lot of considerations both to each party’s advantage and potentially (but unlikely) to each party’s disadvantage. Skill Space goes over this in-depth in our e-book, Filing Taxes as a Blogger or Small Business. But here is the super quick summary:
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