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Independent Contractor VS Employee: Are You Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Determining the employment status of workers can be a process fraught with with risk. Being clear on a worker's status is a matter of being up to date on the law.

There is still some confusion on the part of employers and managers regarding the "rules" for classifying workers as either an independent contractor vs employee. Much of this has stemmed from government agency's shifting interpretation of the existing guidelines.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, DOL, dol fsla

Employee Classification: The Contractor Vs. Employee Dilemma

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 5, 2017 9:06:00 AM

The Department of Labor has hired scores of new auditors solely to investigate misclassifications. State investigators are also placing more attention on employers. And more workers are challenging their classifications.

Employee classification has become increasingly risky for businesses in California and across the country. Incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors is on the rise, but may represent a 'red flag' for many employers.

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Topics: independent contractors, overtime pay, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla, final rule

Tips For HR Management Best Practices: Avoiding Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 26, 2017 8:40:24 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit. Effective HR management and improved HR best practices can help prevent them.

[This post was modified and updated from a previous post published in January 2017]

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Topics: HR best practices, independent contractors, HR compliance, overtime pay, HR management practices, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla

Common Mistakes With HR Compliance: Staying Safe With Best Practices

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

For many employers and small business owners the possibility of an employee lawsuit is a major issue. Stay safe with HR best practices.

[This post was previously published in January 2017 and has been revised and updated]

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, exempt employees, dol fsla, final rule, compliance mistakes

Payroll Tax Filing for Independent Contractors

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 6, 2017 12:27:44 PM

Payroll tax filing and payroll obligations are processes with potential for mistakes and missed deadlines. And having independent contractors can complicate them further.

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Topics: payroll tax filing, independent contractors, employee classification, payroll compliance, tax forms, 1099-MISC

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