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    We are considering putting someone on our payroll who is not actually a company employee so that the person can buy into our health insurance plan. Are there any legal reasons not to do so? Any labor laws that we should consider?
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    Who you can put on your insurance is going to be determined by the contract you have with the insurance provider, and the vast majority of providers would not be at all amused to find an employer adding non-employees to the policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marketeer View Post
    Who you can put on your insurance is going to be determined by the contract you have with the insurance provider, and the vast majority of providers would not be at all amused to find an employer adding non-employees to the policy.
    Thank you. What would you say about putting the housekeeper on the payroll simply for the purpose of paying salary and taxes (no health insurance)? Would there be anything troubling about that?
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    The person who cleans the facility can absolutely be an employee. Most companies have these folks on staff as employees as many do not qualify as independent contractors. Nothing illegal there at all. If they are made an employee, then they can and should be offered all the benefits of such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleMD View Post
    The person who cleans the facility can absolutely be an employee. Most companies have these folks on staff as employees as many do not qualify as independent contractors. Nothing illegal there at all. If they are made an employee, then they can and should be offered all the benefits of such.
    Assuming that the owner of an LLC would reimburse the company and just be using the company's payroll service as a convenience to pay salary and taxes, do you know whether the same would apply to a household employee that works in the owner's home?
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    It doens't matter if the employee works on site or at another site, if they are an employee of the owner, it is legal.

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