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Nicholas Hogan Avila's Profile

I own and operate a Mobile Auto Detailing company in Los Angeles County, CA. My business is registered as a Sole Proprietorship because I am the only owner/employee. However, I would like to expand and start hiring more employees. I have already gone through the IRS to get my EIN and got my State Tax Number through EDD. However I'd like to know if it is possible to hire employees on a commission only basis due to the fact that being mobile and by appointment only we have no "general hours of operation".


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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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In CA you need to pay minimum wage to a "Commission only" employee. A part-time employee only gets paid for the time they work, so I don't see the advantage.

If you are talking a 1099 Independent Contractor status for these people, that is a slippery slope and you should talk to your Attorney or Accountant. Also do a search on independent contractor for CA and the IRS.


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