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 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, is a federally funded program that was recently announced under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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.
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.