lawman - 1:23 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
I get new employees through a temp agency. The agency matches skills and does the screening including criminal background checks. They handle the payroll taxes, etc. I just send them a check.
If the person works out, after 3 months or so they go on my payroll. If they don't they are gone immediately and I don't have to worry about my state unemployment tax going up.