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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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1099 vs W2 Employee: Pros and Cons

By MBO Partners

The differences between 1099 and W-2 tax forms, and considerations to take into account when making hiring decisions for your organization.

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News August 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. CA Court says Ballot Measure that Made…

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What Does Independent Contractor Compliance Mean?

By MBO Partners

When engaging independent contractors, businesses must abide by laws and regulations specific to these workers. Learn the importance of independent contractor compliance, and how to minimize risk for your company.

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit

By MBO Partners

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors may often seem like a far-off concept—something that only happens to very large companies that you read about in the news. After all, does the government really care about the details of how a small business engages freelance writers for website copy? The truth is, because audits are private, you…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News July 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. New Jersey recently enacted four laws that increased…

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How to Avoid Independent Contractor Reclassification

By MBO Partners

Follow these best practices for managing your independent contractor workforce to avoid costly reclassification issues.

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Four Ways to Minimize Worker Misclassification

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification will always be an inherent risk when engaging independent contractors. Businesses today must decide how to handle differing worker classification laws from federal, state, and local government agencies. Because laws and regulations that dictate worker classification and use of independent contractors are ambiguous and frequently change, legal compliance is challenging. That said, companies…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 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. Highly-Skilled Directional Driller Was Independent Contractor In…

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When Can I Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor?

By MBO Partners

The workforce consists of a variety of workers including full-time employees, temporary workers who may fill seasonal or short-term needs, and contingent workers such as freelancers, independent contractors, or consultants. This diversity of workers gives businesses many benefits including workforce flexibility, access to certain skills on-demand, and the ability to form ready-made teams when a…

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