Make Sure You Correctly Classify Employees and Independent Contractors

Nov 16 2016 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog

Classify Employees Independent Contractors White Paper

A form alone won’t make a worker an independent contractor.

Mislabeling a worker as an independent contractor can expose employers to significant legal liability.

Class action lawsuits in this area continue to rise, and independent contractor arrangements are coming under increasing scrutiny from federal and state enforcement agencies.

Federal enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and California enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Employment Development Department (EDD), have made it a top priority to crack down on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.

CalChamber employment law counsel prepared a white paper, Five Independent Contractor Myths That Can Hurt You, to educate employers on common independent contractor misconceptions.

Learn about the independent contractor myths surrounding:

  • Written agreements;
  • Agency tests;
  • Timesheets; and
  • Other mistakes employers make.

Five Independent Contractor Myths That Can Hurt You is available for nonmembers to download. CalChamber members can download the white paper on HRCalifornia.

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