Misclassification & Compliance

Hiring Independent Contractors: 5 Common Concerns and How to Overcome Them

By MBO Partners

If your organization is engaging independent contractors for the first time, it may feel like navigating completely new territory. You might have fears about the quality of the final product, what it’ll cost, or the productive use of time and resources—it can be hard to trust someone you’ve never worked with before. Five Benefits of…

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4 Steps to Take in a Worker Classification Audit

By MBO Partners

Any business that engages independent talent will take precautions to minimize the risk of worker misclassification, but if you do find yourself with an IRS audit letter what do you do? Because audits can result in large fines, negative press, back-tax payments, and even class-action lawsuits, the prospect of going through one can be scary….

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Why Misclassification Risk Can’t Be Ignored

By MBO Partners

As the 38-million-strong independent workforce continues to grow, so does the issue of employee misclassification. The IRS estimates that millions of workers have been misclassified, and according to state-level studies, 10-30% of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. While some misclassification is unintentional due to lack of understanding about laws regarding worker classification, sometimes it is done deliberately to…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News October 2021

By Nathan Gibson

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. Rights to “Friday the 13th” Hinge on Whether…

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5 Worker Misclassification Penalties to Avoid

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification can result in fines, penalties, lawsuits, and reputation damage. Here’s what you need to know about misclassification and compliance.

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Contingent Workforce Compliance: What Companies Should Know

By MBO Partners

Remain both legally compliant and competitive among peers by understanding how to properly work with independent contractors.

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News September 2021

By Nathan Gibson

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Lower…

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3 Business Benefits of a Contractor Compliance Program

By MBO Partners

Compliance programs minimize an organization’s exposure to misclassification liability when engaging independent contractors. Learn three key benefits a compliance program can offer your organization.

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Should I Hire a Contractor or Employee? 6 Questions to Ask

By MBO Partners

By engaging independent contractors, organizations can realize many benefits—from significant financial savings and staffing flexibility, to access to specialized skills and expertise. Independent talent can be a great way to test out new services, lay the foundation for a new business unit, or implement a new technology system. But in order to avoid risk, ensure…

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The Cost of Worker Misclassification: Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

As the 38-million-strong independent workforce continues to grow, so does the issue of employee misclassification. The IRS estimates that millions of workers have been misclassified, and according to state-level studies, 10-30% of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. While some misclassification is unintentional due to lack of understanding about laws regarding worker classification, sometimes it is done deliberately to…

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