December Newsletter
Is your business hiring temporary staff this holiday season? 

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we all know that most businesses require additional seasonal help to get the job done. Even though these workers are only around for a short time, many laws still apply. 
Here's what you need to know with your seasonal workforce:
1. Labor Laws Still Apply
2. Hiring Independent Contractors- Laws are Different 
3. What Benefits are Required by Law? 
-Unemployment Benefits
-Social Security and Medicare
-Workers' Compensation 
4. Seasonal Employee Taxes

To read the full blog post by the U.S. SBA click here, you may also contact our office at 903-757-5857 to speak to our business advisers about any questions you may have that apply to your seasonal help. 
Small Business Success Story 
Pictured: Debbie Head, owner and operator of The Landing
The Landing 
At Joshua Farms 

Debbie Head is the highly dedicated and successful business woman who owns and operates The Landing of Joshua Farms, an event venue covering 126 beautiful acres in East Texas. With weddings being the main attraction of Debbie's venue, others also seek The Landing for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, fundraisers and many other events. Debbie pours her heart and soul into her job, making the memories made on her farm ones to last a lifetime. Head states that her goal is to make everyone happy, and it is evident in the labor of love she pours into her business. 
Holiday Office Closure
The KCSBDC Office will close at 2:45 PM on December 9th and remain closed until 7:45 AM on January 2nd, so that our staff may spend time with their families for the Christmas Holiday. 

We appreciate your understanding, however you are still important to us. 
To contact us, click the link below and our staff will be in touch with you as soon as we get back in office on January 2nd.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!