10 Mistakes Startups Should Avoid When Employing Their First Workers


Ontario startups hiring their first employees often make mistakes. Avoiding common missteps will help new businesses start off on the right foot. Here is a list of the top 10 mistakes commonly made by startups when employing their first workers.

1. Misclassifying Workers—Independent Contractor, Employee or Freelancer?

Businesses often have a blend of workers. Make sure to know which classification workers fall under. Employees can be hired for either a fixed or indefinite term while independent contractors are hired for services on a specific project and generally service their multiple clients/businesses.

It is helpful to decide ahead of time what the right hiring path is for a startup’s business and what type of worker best suits its business…


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Credit to Lisa Stam © Spring Law for the original post.

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