Misclassification & Compliance

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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Top 5 Employee 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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3 Key Factors of Classification Compliance

By MBO Partners

Minimize the risk of worker misclassification by understanding these three important components of independent contractor compliance.

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit (Guide)

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Learn the steps to take if your company is audited and 15 best practices to implement to avoid an audit.

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10 Ways Enterprises Can Prepare for Independent Contractor Compliance

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors fall into a different legal category than traditional employees. When your company engages independent contractors for projects that require high specialization in an area of expertise, compliance becomes an important part of the equation. Enterprise readiness for independent contractor compliance is important to build a reliable, agile contingent workforce.   What is Independent…

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