Nathan S. Gibson

Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance with worker classification requirements. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.help provide them with a through contingent worker solution.

Lowe’s takes a blow with seven figure settlement of independent contractor misclassification suit

From Lexology — “As the Lowe’s lawsuit demonstrates, drawing the line between independent contractors and employees is very tricky, and if done incorrectly, it can lead to big liability. In addition to the amounts in dispute in the Lowe’s lawsuit, if you misclassify your independent contractor you can face government audits (unemployment social security…), or even…

The Tax Risks of Misclassifying Employees

From The National Law Review — “Employers often prefer to hire independent contractors so that the employer can avoid payment of federal and state employment taxes, federal and state unemployment insurance taxes, employee benefits, and workers’ compensation premiums. The IRS’s concern is that the increasing use of independent contractors in the workplace is leading to a…

A Peek into Freelancing

From Policy Bee — Related articles Secrets top freelancers aren’t telling you (guerrillafreelancing.com) 5 important legal resources for freelancers (nathansgibson.org) Related posts: Survey: For Many, Freelancing Pays Better Than Traditional Jobs From Forbes, Elaine Pofeldt shares the results of a survey of over 7,000 adults conducted by the Freelancers Union and Upwork. Elaine writes terrific articles…

Tennessee Targets Workers’ Comp Fraud in Construction Industry

From the Insurance Journal — “The Tennessee Department of Labor has been expanding efforts to uncover employer fraud within the construction industry. The efforts, aided by recent legislation,  will help identify employers who are paying workers under the table, intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, and who are failing to report all wages paid.” Read…

Portrait of a Freelancer

From CreditDonkey — Thanks to Eko Prabowo for posting on Pinterest.  Related articles 5 important legal resources for freelancers (nathansgibson.org) Freelancer pay jumps, in search for quality work (management.fortune.cnn.com) Portrait of a Freelancer | Infographic (theultralinx.com) What to Expect When You’re Freelancing (freelancefolder.com) Related posts: 8 Myths About Freelancing You Need to Know Now From LinkedIn —  “It…

FedEx Ground Settles Drivers’ Independent Contractor Misclassification Case in Maine for $5.8 Million

From the Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog — “141 drivers classified as independent contractors by FedEx Ground will receive $5.8 million in settlement of their misclassification lawsuit brought under federal and Maine wage and hour laws.  The amount includes their class counsels’ legal fees of $1.9 million.  Scovil v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., d/b/a FedEx…

Drop in number of self-employed Indiana residents raises concerns about missed opportunities

From the Daily Journal — “What those numbers mean for the self-employed is uncertain, but fewer people working for themselves isn’t a good statistic, Cutter said. “What it means is the economy isn’t living up to its potential,” Cutter said. “A decline in entrepreneurs means lost opportunities. It limits the chances for another Sweetwater Sound or…

EMPLOYEE V. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR – Advice for Small Business Owners

From Business and Employment Lawyer Lori Brown — “The next tip for those who own, or want to own, a small business: do not misclassify employees as independent contractors.  The reason that many small business owners want their workers to be independent contractors is because independent contractors are not covered by employment, labor, and related tax laws. …

Independent Contractors vs. Employees – Resource Magazine

From a 3 part series on independent contractors vs. employees in Resource Magazine —  “The perils of misclassification are numerous and severe. Federal law imposes serious tax liability on employers for misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor, including the payment of all applicable federal taxes due—even if already paid by the worker—plus interest plus penalties. State…

Employee Vs Independent Contractor – Florida

From  Hiring An Electrician  — “In general, an independent contractor is an individual who is in business for him or herself and maintains independence from the business he or she is performing the service for, whereas an employee works for and performs services under the control of the business receiving the service. The IRS and the…