The Penalties for Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Recently a company in Louisiana agreed to pay nearly $250,000 in penalties for improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. Specifically, “…an electrical contractor based in New Iberia, Louisiana – has paid $249,278 in back wages to 117 employees” according to the press release from the USDOL. The employer was charged with not paying required overtime …

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The IRS is coming to get you Independent Contractor Scofflaws

I have written a number of times about the dangers of improperly classifying independent contractors. You can find two such posts here and here. The dangers of doing so have increased in early May. More enforcers The IRS announced on May 5th that they have “found” money in their budget to hire between 600 and …

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The Noose gets one state tighter on employee misclassification

I have written numerous times on the dangers of employee misclassifications. You can find some of those posts here, here and here. The U.S. Department of Labor has made it very apparent that they see employee misclassification as their prime mission. They have been enlisting state departments of labor in this effort and they just …

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There you have it, just one more way I save you time and money by helping you make better use of your time! I hope you enjoy that value for visiting my blog. Kidding aside, I thought you might be interested in some of the things that I read that I think are important for …

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