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Behavioral Control – IRS Updates Independent Contractor Factor

Behavioral Control – IRS Recent Update Includes Four Factors One of the most confusing areas for most companies is how to treat individuals and companies they hire for projects.   Company owners and CFOs are sometimes left scratching their heads at making these determinations.  One of the most important aspects of

Independent Contractor Definition – IRS Updates Website

IRS Narrows Independent Contractor Definition This topic has been covered many times in the articles on this website.  In October 2021, the IRS seems to have narrowed the independent contractor definition. The debate on who is or is not an independent contractor still occurs today.   We received a call last

IRS Subcontractor Employee Determination Covers Three Main Points

IRS Subcontractor Employee Determination Starts With Three Common Law Decisions The IRS Subcontractor Employee determination pages were updated recently.  As promised, I wanted to provide any updates.   The updates on these webpages were more structural than substantive. Please remember the common law rules constitute a starting point on determining whether

California Supreme Court Decision Independent Contractors Definition

California Supreme Court Changes Definition of Independent Contractor The California Supreme Court recently decided how to distinguish a contractor from an employee for the Golden State’s employers. The decision is called Dynamex decision.  The California Supreme Court decision can be found here.  For the legal diehards, the decision is 85+

Independent Contractor Employee Checklist Employers Contractors

Independent Contractor Employee Checklist The independent contractor employee checklist answers quite a few of the question we receive when I write an article on independent contractors.    Yesterday, I wrote an article that included all the IRS independent contractor information.  I came across this info at the Hawaii Work Center

North Carolina – Taxi Driver Was Independent Contractor

Taxi Driver  Independent Contractor  NC Court of Appeals Independent Contractor  status is one of  the most confusing areas in Workers Compensation over the last decade.  A recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision actually strengthens the laws already in place.  (See NC 97.5-1). There are many articles in this blog

IRS Independent Contractor Determination Not Magic

IRS Independent Contractor Determination The IRS independent contractor determination can be very helpful to contracting companies.   The IRS recently updated their info on the Employee vs. Independent Contractor determination decision by an employer. The complete breakdown of the common law rules the IRS independent contractor determination is listed in this

Independent Contractor vs Employee Definition From IRS

Independent Contractor vs Employee Definition The independent contractor vs employee definition has been the bane of companies for many years. The Internal Revenue Service is always a great place to find information on independent contractors. Of course, the information is common law and your applicable states or states may vary

Massachusetts And Independent Contractor Determination

Massachusetts And Independent Contractor The Massachusetts has an interesting take on independent contractors.  One of the hottest topics that still generates interests over the years is the subcontractor vs. employee debate. Many states have publicized cracking down on “1099 employees.”Massachusetts has a landmark case that has been used for determining

California’s Governor Signs Bill Under Radar

California’s Governor Signs Bill The California Governor signs workers comp bill quietly.  California has a great system for finding out if the contractor you are about to hire has Workers Compensation insurance.   You can also find out whether or not your potential contractor has been suspended from the Contractors State

Independent Subcontractors – Confusion on Classification Codes In NH

Independent Subcontractors Crackdown in NH not Classification Codes Some confusion on independent subcontractors versus Workers Comp classification codes occurred due to new New Hampshire rules. New Hampshire authorities have created a new Web site that allows the public to anonymously report companies believed to have misclassified workers as independent subcontractors.

Subcontractors Section From Manual I Authored Eight Years Ago

Subcontractors Section From Manual I Wrote The subcontractors section was covered in a manual I wrote a few years ago. The section was titled, Subcontractors. The last part of today’s blog has a few tips on how to protect your company when working with subs. One of the facets of

Independent Contractor and Employee – IRS Definitions

Independent Contractor And Employee IRS Guide As so many states are cracking down on how employees are classified under Workers Compensation, I thought the best way to help would be to use the IRS’s definitions and interpretations of the differences between an independent contractor and an employee. Independent Contractor (Self-Employed)

Misclassified Employees – Crackdown on Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors – Are They Misclassified Employees The misclassified employees of an independent contractor can be fixed if necessary. Who is an independent contractor under the Workers Comp rules? Several states including California, New Jersey, New York, and quite a few other states have begun a heavy investigation into whether



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