Misclassifying workers can cause tax woes

From Cincinnati.com: “Advantages of hiring an employee • The hourly wage for an employee is usually less than what you would pay an independent contractor or freelancer for the same work because you are providing job security. • As a business owner you wear several hats. You can delegate tasks to an employee on a…

DOL Officials Discuss Misclassification Enforcement, Minimum Wage During Workplace Panel

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From Littler — “Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed increasing the federal minimum wage is the “centerpiece” of the President’s economic agenda. Perez noted also that the agency’s proposed rule to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemption for “white collar” employees should be ready by next year.  As part of this proposal, the agency…

Employee Or Independent Contractor? Bigger Than Immigration

From Forbes — Robert W. Wood writes — “As we face immigration reform, tax reform and many other big issues, it is easy to ignore an elephant in the room. For several years, government officials have warned they are cracking down. With the IRS, Labor Department and state governments cooperating like never before, the pressure…