Ask a Business Lawyer. Get Business Law Questions Answered ASAP.
Hello: This is PhillipsEsq. I am a licensed Attorney and I will be assisting you today.
Quick question: what type of licensing is needed for an employment agency to operate in Washington DC, dispatching temporary employees to VA and MD? Can you tell me about the application process and fees? Can you send me the online application links? Response: You would need a basic business license. Click on the links below for step-by-step instructions on what you must do in order to obtain the license.
Employment Agency License
Forms General business licensing information
Thanks. This is great. From what you sent, I need to apply for two types of licenses: employment agency license and a basic business license. Are these all the licenses I need to operate legally in DC? Another online source mentioned that I need a District of Columbia Employer Paid Personnel Services License plus two more licenses in addition to the ones you brought up. Can you please clarify?
Thanks. This is great. From what you sent, I need to apply for two types of licenses: employment agency license and a basic business license. Are these all the licenses I need to operate legally in DC? Another online source mentioned that I need a District of Columbia Employer Paid Personnel Services License plus two more licenses in addition to the ones you brought up. Can you please clarify? Response: Employment Agency License is under Basic Business License Category. From my research, you only need to apply for Employment Agency License. That is, applying for Employment Agency License means that you are applying for a Basic Business License. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions given on the links that I previously provided and you should be okay. Also and more importantly, there is an online application, which I also provided you a link to. You should use the online application route. If you do something wrong, you would be quickly alerted of your error.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).