The Economics Realities Test and its effect on the independent contractor model

2022-03-23T06:31:03+00:00November 19th, 2020|

For companies classifying service providers as “independent contractors” rather than employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued a warning: In its view, “most” American workers are really employees.

Mixed up on misclassification: Where “ABCs” are not so elementary (WIT)

2022-10-25T20:36:14+00:00November 12th, 2020|

Misclassification is a pain point in a variety of industries, especially those that utilize owner-operator workforces. Everyone knows they want to avoid a misclassification claim, but few understand exactly what that means.

The dangers of housing your independent contractors in your HR information system

2022-06-08T18:22:46+00:00November 5th, 2020|

The IRS 1099 independent contractor model can be the ideal setup for some employers and workers. However, the misclassification of workers — a risk that is significantly increased when housing independent contractors in a Human Resource Management System (HRIS) — can be costly.

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