January 10, 2017

Avoiding Misclassification of Employees and Independent Contractors (article)

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division established a dedicated web page to assist individuals and employers in determining employee vs. independent contractor status.  This employment classification distinction is important for a variety of reasons including the effects on wages, benefits and taxes. There can be severe consequences for misclassification of employees.  The extensive information and resources available through this web page contains valuable guidance for employers trying to make a determination of an individual’s classification.

The information contained in this article is provided as general guidance and may be affected by changes in law or regulation. This article is not intended to replace or substitute for accounting or other professional advice. Please consult a CBIZ professional. This information is provided as-is with no warranties of any kind. CBIZ shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with its use and assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.       

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