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.

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…

Oregon court reverses ALJ and finds maintenance workers to be independent contractors

From Wolters Kluwer Law & Business — “Noting that Oregon law does not require a worker to be free from all direction and control in order to be considered an “independent contractor” for purposes of unemployment insurance, an Oregon Court of Appeals reversed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) decision sustaining the assessment of a tax with…

Independent Contractor (Self-Employed or Employee?)

From The Everyday Law Blog — “What is an independent contractor? An independent contractor is an individual or company that provides services for another. An independent contractor differs from an employee because an independent contractor works for him or herself. An independent contractor is responsible for paying his or her own taxes, health insurance, or any…

5 Differences Between a Contractor and an Employee

From QuickBoosk DocStoc — “It’s important to correctly classify your employees and contractors accordingly. Not doing so can result in owing employment taxes to the IRS. Misclassified workers who believe they should be classified as employees can also file a Social Security Tax Form (Form 8919) that will calculate what their employer did not hold…

Independent Contractor or Employee? Why Does it Matter?

independent contractor vs. employee

Thanks to Garabedian Group for posting the following infographic on Pinterest —  Related articles Independent Contractor Compliance: What Employers Need to Consider (nathansgibson.org) 3 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors (blogs.findlaw.com) Don’t Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors – The National Law Review (natlawreview.com) Related posts: Top 9 Misconceptions of Independent Contractor Engagement   From BusinessTips.com — Some of the misconceptions…