Misclassification & Compliance

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8 Worker Misclassification Tips to Set Your Enterprise Up for Success

By MBO Partners

Worker classification is an important part of managing a blended workforce composed of full-time and independent contractor talent. Misclassifying workers can be a legal headache and an expensive problem, so following proper laws, policies, and regulations is a must.  And while worker classification may sound scary and complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Today, there…

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Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 2022

By MBO Partners

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. 2022 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance. Here’s a look at some top stories. 1. U.S. Department of Labor…

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What is Worker Misclassification?

By Nathan Gibson

As more companies incorporate independent professional talent into their workforces, the issue of worker misclassification has also been thrown into the spotlight. But what is worker misclassification exactly? First, it’s important to understand that independent contractors—freelancers, consultants, self-employed professionals, side-giggers, etc.—represent a fundamentally different type of worker than your typical W-2 employee. ‘Independent contractor’ is…

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4 Strategies to Reduce Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Today, independent work is part of the normal career portfolio and organizations are increasingly looking for ways to incorporate independent professional talent into their overall workforce strategy. Independents have a lot to offer, and with the right engagement program, they can help an organization thrive. Here are four important strategies to keep in mind if…

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Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers

By MBO Partners

Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be classified as employees or independent contractors. Understanding the difference between these two types of classifications is very important for enterprises.  Independent Contractors vs. Employees Independent contractor is a legal term for workers who are not…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News November 2022

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. Minnesota and the District of Columbia Sue…

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5 Common Concerns about Hiring Independent Contractors

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. However, in light…

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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 64.4 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…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News October 2022

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. U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rule for…

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