Executive HR 101- Owner, Volunteer, Employee or Contractor? Does it Matter?

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I’m often asked – “It’s okay not to pay ourselves until we obtain funding, right?”  Or “I don’t have to pay someone who wants to volunteer for my company just for the experience, right?”  I also have been told “I don’t have to worry about overtime, payroll taxes or benefits because I only use contractors!”  Each assumption is risky.  Here’s why.

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