An Overview on Ohio's Requirements in Hiring Employees
If your business is ready to hire employees, then you should consult with an attorney to make sure that you are in compliance with the following requirements in Ohio:
Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS
This is needed when filing taxes
Submit a Summary of the Total Dollars Withheld for the prior year on a form W-2 by January 31st of each year to employees and the IRS
Submit a form W-3 for all employees to the Social Security Administration by February 28th of each year
Complete a Form I-9 for every employee hired
This is an employee eligibility verification (that the employee is an American citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.)
Report new hires to the Ohio New Hire Reporting Program
Must ensure that you are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour requirements
Must register with the Ohio Department of Taxation to withold employees Ohio income taxes from wages each pay period
Must pay Unemployment Contributions to the State of Ohio.
This support Ohio's system of unemployment compensation benefits
Must obtain Ohio Workers' Compensation coverage
Must comply with Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) regulations
Such as posting the "Fair Employment Practices" poster in a highly visible area in each workplace
For 4 or more workers
The law firm of Harris & Engler is located in Columbus, Ohio, and its attorneys help businesses to get set up to hire employees among other business needs in Central Ohio.
If you Need Help Getting Your Business Set Up to Hire New Employees in Ohio, Contact Harris & Engler
The attorneys at Harris & Engler want your business to succeed and want to ensure that you are complying with Ohio's requirements for employers. Contact an attorney to either make sure that you are in compliance or get set up by calling (614) 610-9988.