Misclassification

Independent Contractor Classification: How to Stay Compliant

Independent Contractor Classification: How to Stay Compliant

By MBO Partners

Updating policies and practices to compliantly engage independent contractors is a major shift many large organizations are going through. Worker misclassification is a serious issue—if a company classifies a worker as an independent contractor when they should really be classified as an employee in the eyes of the law, they are liable for fines, penalties,…

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4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Worker Misclassification

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Worker Misclassification

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification is a complex topic. It does not always have a straightforward solution. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do not have a full understanding of the laws regarding how to classify their workers. However, it can also be done intentionally to reduce labor costs or avoid payroll taxes. Regardless of why…

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When Can I Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor?

By MBO Partners

Our modern workforce includes 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 project need arises. However, it…

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Why Worker Classification is Important to Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

The cost of employee misclassification on independent contractors and what organizations can do to minimize risk.

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Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 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. 2021 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance. Here’s a look at some top stories. 1. Trump DOL announced new…

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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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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News November 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. OHSA Suspends Implementation of Emergency Temporary Standard The…

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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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