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Starting a Business

Behavioral Based Interviewing

Behavioral based interviewing is a process that allows the interviewer to ask questions that reveal an applicant's natural response to situations, helping to ensure that the right person is selected for the job. 

Setting Up Payroll

Payroll is a list of a businesses employees and their salaries or hourly wages. There are several steps that must be taken before an employer can set up their payroll, such as obtaining an Employer Identification Number and selecting a payroll system. 

Employee Benefits

Required Benefits

Disability Insurance

Leave Benefits

Social Security Taxes

Unemployment Insurance

Workers' Compensation

Optional Benefits

Employee Discounts


Pension Plans

Saving Plans (401K)

Life Insurance 

* This list contains only a few of the many optional benefits.

Form I-9

Federal law requires that every employer complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will helps to verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization.


Employers must keep each I-9 on file for at least three years or one year after employment ends, whichever is longer. As of April 2005, employers may sign and store Forms I-9 electronically.

Employer Poster Display Requirements

Federal and state laws require that certain posters be displayed on business premises to inform employees of their rights and benefits. These posters may be obtained at no cost from the applicable agencies listed. (NOTE: Beware of those that attempt to sell these items.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL)

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

U.S Department of Labor (USDOL)

Employer Resources

Hiring and Managing Employees

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