Hiring employees or contractors?

Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, the World's most successful startup accelerator, covers the differences between employees and contractors, and how founders should be paid.

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1. Make sure you determine if the people you hire are working as employees or contractors and manage their legalities accordingly.

2. Consider using a service like zenpayroll.com for a payroll service provider.

3. Consider using a service like clerky.com for hiring documents.


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