For The Purpose Of Paying Unemployment Taxes, How Do I Know If I Fit The Definition Of "Employer"?

An employer is an individual or employing unit that 1) employs one or more individuals for some portion of the day in each of 20 different weeks, or 2) pays total wages greater than or equal to $1,500 in any calendar quarter in either the current or preceding calendar year. Different criteria do apply when an individual or employing unit is a crew leader or employs individuals in agricultural labor or domestic labor.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

Additional Employment Law for Employees Articles

Search LawInfo's Employment Law for Employees Resources