Employee misclassification – What contractors should know right now
Abstract: Government agencies have long been watchful for “employee misclassification” — that is, treating an independent contractor like a bona fide employee to, inadvertently or otherwise, avoid tax and benefits obligations. And, right now, the scrutiny has never been greater. This article explains what contractors should know about this issue and the latest government compliance efforts. A sidebar reveals that the IRS and DOL have joined efforts in 26 states to enforce employee classification rules.