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One in Three Businesses at Risk in Independent Contractor Crackdown

Caesar: The ides of March are come. Soothsayer: Aye, Caesar, but not gone. -Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 1 On this March 15th, human-owned businesses don't need Shakespeare's Soothsayer to warn of forthcoming trouble in the classification of employees and independent contractors...

Giving Business a Fresh Start on Worker Misclassifications

The proper classification of a worker as an "employee" or "independent contractor" is one of the more important, but sometimes confusing, tasks faced by a business. In earlier posts, I've provided guidance on making the right classification and warned of enhanced efforts by governments...

Duane Morris Alert-Businesses and Households Employing Independent Contractors - Beware

The IRS is becoming more aggressive in enforcement of employment classification and is scrutinizing the distinctions between employees and independent contractors with an increasing level of focus. The question of whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for federal income and employment...

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Do You Know the Difference?

Employers take a risk when they classify someone performing services for them as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Because employers owe contractors far fewer obligations than employees, employers risk each of the following if a court determines that a misclassification occurred:...