Employee Vs Independent Contractor 4 Tests To Determine An Employment Relationship

From Assurance Agency: Insurance Brokerage — “There are 4 common tests to determine an employment relationship.  Employers should be aware that state and local variations of these tests also apply to any given situation.  The recurring theme in all these tests is control, and in different ways, they all seek to determine the amount of control that…

Contract to Cheat: Raleigh contractor left dozens of workers unpaid

From the CharlotteObserver.com — Unscrupulous employers make it hard for legitimate companies and independent contractors to operate.  In this case, the employer “recruited workers by placing advertisements on Hispanic radio stations or on Craigslist. Sometimes, he posted fliers at Hispanic grocers. The workers who answered the ads were assigned to a crew run by a foreman he…

Why is worker misclassification a problem?

  From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram —  “Treating workers as independent contractors isn’t a business decision that company owners have the right to make without considering federal laws. The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor have the final word. Each agency has a list of rules and tests – sanctioned by the…

Employment Law: Attorneys Speak Out

From Nevada Business —  “How do independent contractors fit into the employer/employee relationship? What are some guidelines for employers? Independent contractor status relieves the employer of a lot of responsibility with relation to laws and regulations governing the workplace. To insure that a person is an independent contractor there are strict guidelines on how to…

ASK Score: Independent contractor or employee?

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Learning Center — “The question of who is an independent contractor seems to be a constant source of confusion among many small businesses. One popular notion is that if an individual signs an independent contract agreement, the general contractor or employer has nothing to fear from the Internal Revenue Service. Such an agreement…