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Only One Part-Time Employee? Maybe Consider Subcontracting Instead

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Sometimes, it's better to use an outside staffing agency for people you already want to hire Often it costs the same and can save a manager time by hiring a person through a staffing agency (even when you have a person you want to hire) than it is to hire them Read More

Can’t Find a Minneapolis Glass Ceiling on Facebook- Is it Missing?

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Based on Facebook, the glass ceiling has been removed in Minnesota. Has gender equality arrived in the land of 10,000 lakes? It appears so if you rely on college graduate levels and Facebook demographics. While attempting to target an Audience on Facebook for an Read More

Requirements When Hiring Employees

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What are the requirements for hiring my first employee? It's a question I get asked a often. As someone who has had well over 300 employees over the span of almost 30 years, it's safe to say I have had my share of experiences with staffing. If your first person is a Read More

Hiring a Subcontractor, What You Need To Know For Insurance

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Moving from a one person band to having employees and/or subcontractors working with you can be a significant and unexpected change for many business owners. On one hand, with more people, larger and sometimes more profitable contracts can be earned, and having other hands on the job Read More

Workers’ Comp Requirements – Untangling the Confusion

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Workers' Comp Requirements In Wisconsin in basic form with a focus on contractors and sub-contractors. Untangling the confusion between having a workers' comp insurance requirement and adding payroll to your commercial business general liability insurance Read More

Workers’ Compensation Ghost Policy Insurance

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A workers' compensation ghost insurance policy is typically used for self-employed contractors where the owner is excluded from coverage and there are no additional employees for the business. The typical scenario is a contractor is required to have workers' comp in Read More

Workers Compensation in Wisconsin

In 1911, Wisconsin adopted a Workmen's Compensation Act. It was one of the first in the country. Most Wisconsin employers are required to carry worker's compensation insurance unless they qualify for self-insured status. In return for providing worker's compensation Read More

Get an Unemployment Insurance Account Number (UIAN) in Minnesota

According to Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance Program's website, If you want to hire employees, and as part of a workers' compensation policy, Minnesota employers are required to register and receive an unemployment insurance account number (UIAN). Unemployment Read More

Unemployment Insurance Requirements for Wisconsin – UIAN

For many employers in Wisconsin, receiving an Unemployment Insurance Account Number from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is a requirement. The rules and laws change from time-to-time, so make sure you check with the state before making a determination if you as an Read More