of employees as independent contractors are the new watchwords among state and
federal legislators and regulators as well as plaintiffs' class action lawyers.
State task forces have been formed to crack down on businesses that do not pay
unemployment insurance and workers compensation...
On April 22, a bill was introduced in Congress to make misclassification of
employees as independent contractors a federal labor law violation. The
Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (EMPA) would also impose
record-keeping and notice obligations upon companies and subject them to hefty
Richard J. Reibstein ,
Lisa B. Petkun , and
Andrew J. Rudolph
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced earlier this week a new
program to permit taxpayers to voluntarily reclassify independent
contractors as employees for federal employment tax purposes.
The program, called...
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...