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The Complete Guide to Paying your Employees

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Whether you're hiring your first or your 50th employee, it's important that your business complies with the standards and requirements of local, state, and federal laws and regulations for paying your employees and paying your business taxes.

This quick guide will help you understand your obligations regarding the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other payroll tax rules, regulations, and deadlines with which your business must comply.

Here's What You’ll Learn About

  • Classifying employees
  • Navigating federal and state minimum wage laws
  • Handling regular and overtime rates
  • Employee vs. independent contractor
  • Pay frequency
  • Tax deposits and returns
  • Handling garnishments

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