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is cracking down on businesses it suspects of avoiding unemployment tax payments by misclassifying workers as independent contractors. An investigation of Seven Days , focused on the employment status of its weekly distribution drivers, is under appeal. At issue is whether targeted companies should be required to make payments into the state unemployment insurance fund for individuals who aren’t on the payroll — self-employed “1099” workers who get paid for their services, often by multiple companies, and assume responsibility for their own tax payments. These businesses are also being investigated for ...
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Independent Contractor or Employee: Getting It Right Is More ...
is a series of articles and podcasts by D&W partners providing guidance on operational concerns like data security policy, industry-specific challenges like international rights licensing and intellectual property, and other business objectives involving mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and more. For far too long, employers have taken a laissez-faire approach to classifying workers as independent contractors in order to help control costs, streamline their organizations, and honor the stated preferences of their workers.  However, the cost associated with being undisciplined and incorrect about these ... market research, surveys and trends
Employee vs. Independent Contractor
Countless employers are currently using the current economic climate as an excuse to take advantage of their employees. Just because they don’t want to pay their taxes doesn’t mean you should get screwed. Does your boss tell when what hours to work? How to do the work? Is the work you do dependent on the day to day operation of the business? Does the success of the business depend on this work being done? (i.e. Are you the point person for significant accounts?) Do you have to do the work yourself (as opposed to hiring someone else to do it for you)? Does your boss set your hours? Are you paid hourly? Or even salary? ... market research, surveys and trends

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE?

Industry Talk: Independent Contractor Or Employee? Something ...
   I wanted to get this out there, because in this industry, independent contractors are what companies use to fill out their work force overseas.  But doom on the company that has improperly classified their workforce as independent contractors.  If you are a small business owner, or even one of the larger companies, it looks to me like the government is now on the war path to square this stuff away and get some revenue.  What will be interesting is to see how the IRS is able to re-interpret gray areas, to get that revenue.  Hopefully companies have done their homework and are squared away, but just a heads up, they are on the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
HR Watchdog Blog: Independent Contractor
As both federal and state officials look for ways to combat massive budget deficits, they're turning their watchful eyes to businesses that use independent contractors. In a recent article , the NY Times shed further light on the increased scrutiny businesses might face at both the state and federal levels, pointing out that "President Obama's 2010 budget assumes that the federal crackdown will yield $7 billion over 10 years." The U.S. intends to accomplish the revenue increase by hiring 100 more enforcement staff to increase investigations, but the Internal Revenue Service has already started ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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KSL 5 News investigates potential worker misclassification in construction ...
Thousands of Utah construction workers are employed in dozens of large projects not as traditional laborers, but as "owners" under a workforce re-classification process that critics say could allow employers to avoid paying benefits, payroll taxes and workers compensation insurance, according to an investigation by KSL Television. The Utah Attorney General's Office and the Utah Labor Commission told KSL they are each looking into the practice, which contractors say has allowed such companies to under-bid competitors on construction projects by as much as 50 percent. The companies who pursue the practice say it is ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Avoiding Class-Actions and Winning in Court
Employees today are 10 times more likely to file a wage-law class-action lawsuit than one based on discrimination or harassment. Effective wage-and-hour training is an organization's best weapon in preventing and defending these suits. It keeps your company in compliance, out of court and in the black. This article accompanies Facing up to Obama . By Garry Mathiason and SoRelle B. Brown It is 7:55 a.m. on Friday and you have an urgent message from the general counsel to meet him in the CEO's office. The text message reads: "We have just been served with a wage and hour class action." Upon entering ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Publ 1779 - Publication 1779 (Rev. 8-2008)
IRS Tax PublIcaTIonS. If you are not sure whether you are an employee or an independent contractor, get Form SS-8, Deter- mination of Worker Status for ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?
It is critical that you, the business owner, correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors. If you are an independent contractor and hire or subcontract work to others, you will want to review the information in this section to determine whether individuals you hire are independent contractors (subcontractors) or employees. Before ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Employee or Independant Contractor, CDFS-1179
is who determines if a person performing work for a business is an employee or an independent contractor? Answer: the IRS. The second question is how will a business who misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor get caught? Answer: IRS audit of the business, unemployment claim filed by a former worker, or a claim filed for worker's compensation benefits filed by a worker, a former contractor filing a Form SS-8 (Determination of Employee Work Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income tax Withholding) to mention a few. The third question is what are the consequences of being caught and having an ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Independent contractor or employee? - Yahoo! Answers
I work for a company, and am categorized as an independent contractor. My employer doesn't withhold taxes on my checks, or pay FICA, and gives a 1099 instead of a W-2 at the end of the year. I think, however, that this employer may be wrongfully categorizing me and other employees as independent contractors. I was reading this article ( http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/laborlaws/l/aa121800.htm ) and the IRS rules ( http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/laborlaws/l/aa121800_3.htm ) about the matter and this is why I think so: - The company has a great deal of control on how, where, and when we do our jobs. We transcribe ...
Employment Law: Independent Contractor or Employee?, legal ...
QUESTION: If I hire an actor (16-years-old) for a 15-minute short film and ask him to work for two hours on one day, could I classify him as an independent contractor? Extra Info: His entire job will only take two hours. He has no previous acting training or experience, and I will not require him to acquire any. I will let him choose the date and time of filming. Basically, as the director, the only part of his job that I will control is his actual performance. I will, however, also provide all necessary equipment (camera, wardrobe, etc.) and food. ANSWER: Yes, Daniel. It sounds like you are a competent person and you know that ...