Misclassification

5 Worker Misclassification Mistakes to Avoid

By MBO Partners

Deciding how to classify workers is an important and can often be quite complicated. Whether you classify someone as an employee or a contractor will dictate how you pay taxes as an employer, how the worker is paid, whether they are eligible for benefits, and how they are managed on a daily basis. Below, we…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News March 2023

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. California Lyft and Uber Drivers are Independent…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News February 2023

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. Federal Court says Federal Arbitration Act Preempts…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News January 2023

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. FTC Proposes Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements In…

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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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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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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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