Topic: independent contractor

Independent Contractor or Employee: Here’s How You Choose

From attorney David Gair at Looper Reed, here are five of his 20 criteria to help you decide if your newest hire should be an independent contractor or an employee: “1. Instructions: If the person for whom the services are performed has the right to require compliance with instructions, this indicates employee status. 2. Training:… Read more »

IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program: the Jury Is Still Out…

“The [Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program] does not, however, relieve employers of liability under state tax laws, workers’ compensation laws, federal or state wage and hour laws (overtime, minimum wage, meal breaks, termination payouts, etc.), ERISA, or other employment laws.” The benefits (and risks) of participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s new Voluntary Classification Settlement… Read more »

Is IRS Giving Employers a Free Pass with The Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program? Yes and No…

Is the Internal Revenue Service’s new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program too good to be true? Maybe, maybe not. Introduced on September 21, 2011, the program purports to give a free pass to employers who promise to reclassify any workers incorrectly treated as independent contractors. Here’s what you need to know about the program, in eight… Read more »