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| p.1 #5 · Workers comp for temp photo assistants? |
Thanks for your reply. I have had him give invoices before for certain clients who required it. But he doesn't have his own workers comp. And this client will not cover him, regardless of whether or not he gives an invoice. They just consider him my employee.
I have discovered another potential remedy... as least temporarily. To set up an account with a payroll service. Found ABS Payroll Services online, and had a chat with someone there. Will be discussing further today. If I have this service then the assistant becomes technically an employee of the payroll service. But it entails quite a number of fees. The big advantage, besides getting him the workers comp coverage, is that it also makes my hiring of him, totally legal... meaning the paying of social security and medicare, etc. Of course since my agreement with him entails a certain fixed fee, then I will end up paying all those extras.
But since this big job is a few days away, I need a solution fast. This will allow me to have a solution in place in time, then I will have my insurance agent in CA apply for insurance from the CA state fund, which he says takes a while.