Tag: Contractors


Jan

15

2014

Risky Business > Employee vs. Independent Contractor

It is important that employers understand the distinctions between employees and independent contractors. Classification can be a complex task, prone to mistakes, myths, misunderstandings, and classification errors – whether innocent or intentional – can be costly to the employer. With today’s tax revenue shortfalls, government agencies are cracking down on misclassification of workers. Here are two examples that have made recent headlines: FedEx to Pay $2.3 Million...

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Oct

25

2013

Colorado Employment Verification Audits

The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) is conducting more than a thousand audits on employers each year to enforce Colorado’s Employment Verification Law. According to a recent post by our friends at Jackson Lewis LLP, The Division has conducted approximately 200 compliant-based audits, 5,400 random audits, and 650 re-audits since the law went into effect in 2007. Colorado employers must make an affirmation...

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Oct

12

2011

IRS offer incentive for employers to ID misclassified workers.

Under a new initiative announced by the IRS on September 21, 2011, employers can resolve uncertainties regarding the status of worker classification. The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) enables employers to avoid time-consuming, and potentially costly, audits by paying a small amount to cover past payroll obligations. Read the IRS News Release>> To qualify, an employer: Must have consistently treated the workers in the past...

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Oct

25

2010

Risky Business > Employee vs. Independent Contractor

It is important that employers understand the distinctions between employees and independent contractors. Classification can be a complex task, prone to mistakes, myths, misunderstandings, and classification errors – whether innocent or intentional – can be costly to the employer. With today’s tax revenue shortfalls, government agencies are cracking down on misclassification of workers. Here are two examples that have made recent headlines: FedEx to Pay $2.3...

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