Great for farmers in upstate New York!
Hiring Your First Employee Workshops Set for NNY Sites
February 11th from 1 pm to 3 pm. The session will be live in Burrville and online in Canton.
Cornell Cooperative Extension/CCE will offer training to help farmers who will be hiring their first employees in 2015.
This beginners course covers topics such as payroll accounting, minimum wage, withholding, general work agreements, worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, youth hiring rules and rates, termination, quarterly and annual report filing requirements. OSHA safety regulations, dangerous jobs, Right to Know and training will also be covered.
“There are several critical considerations to put in place before you take on employees. Those attending this course will receive a To-Do list and a set of resources to prepare them for hiring,” says workshop co-organizer Anita Deming with CCE Essex County. “Learning how to properly manage workers can expand your earning potential exponentially.”
Deming notes that even if a farm owner hires a professional to help with employment forms and government reporting requirements it is wise for the farm owner to have a working knowledge of what is legally required for hiring and employee management.