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Contractor Misclassification: Schwann vs FedEx

By MBO Partners

The methods that federal and state agencies use to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor vs an employee are quite complex. In the 2013 case of Schwann et. al. v. FedEx, under Massachusetts law, FedEx had virtually no chance of proving that the drivers were not employees. How does the federal government determine…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 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. United States Supreme Court says Arbitration Agreements…

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Compliance Checklist for Classifying FTEs vs Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging an independent contractor is different than hiring an employee because different laws apply to each category of worker. If your organization engages independent contractors, it is important to consider how your company will comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. For example, while companies have the ability to schedule employees and control how they…

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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 Worker Misclassification Risk

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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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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3 Ways Employee Misclassification Puts Your Business at Risk

By MBO Partners

Many organizations today incorporate independent professional talent into their fulltime workforce, making it increasingly important to put measures in place to help correctly classify talent as either traditional employees—recipients of a W-2 Wage and Tax Statement—or independent contractors—recipients of form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Failure to correctly classify a worker can have long-term, expensive consequences. If…

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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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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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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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