Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering training later this month help farmers who will be hiring their first employees in 2015.
This beginners course topics cover 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.
regulations, dangerous jobs, Right to Know and training will also be
“There are several critical considerations to put in pace 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
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.
The Hiring Your First Employee workshops are set for:
7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 14, Plattsburgh, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 6064 Route 22 Suite 5; register with 518-561-7450
1 to 3 p.m., Thursday Jan. 15, Westport, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 3 Sisco St; register with 518-962-4810 x0
1 to 3 p.m., Friday Jan. 16, Malone, Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 151 Finney Blvd; register with 518-483-7403.
Workshops will be held in February in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence
For more information, contact Anita Deming, 518-962-4810 x409, firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy Murray with Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County, 315-376-5270, email@example.com.