Hiring Employees FAQ
What first-day paperwork requirements do I need to handle with new employees?
8. What first-day paperwork requirements do I need to handle with new employees?
You should have new employees complete required government paperwork, such as completing Form I-9, on which employees verify that they are eligible to work in the United States, and IRS Form W-4, on which employees tell you how much federal income tax to withhold from their paychecks. For more information on these requirements -- as well as tips on providing a welcoming atmosphere for new employees -- see Nolo's article What to Do on Your Employee's First Day.