Don’t Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors

From The National Law Review “The IRS, U.S. Department of Labor, countless other government agencies, and plaintiff’s attorneys all over the country know that millions in unpaid taxes and wages — plus attorney’s fees and penalties — are out there just waiting to be collected. The key to the treasure lies in proving a simple mistake…

In Texas, Construction Reform Has an Unlikely Champion

From Working In These Times —  ““It’s the Wild West,” says Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Brothers, in an interview with In These Times. Marek, who testified at the April 22 hearing, continues, “You just basically put the word out how many men you need, they show up on your job, you tell them you’re going to…

Registered Representatives of Independent Broker-Dealers are Properly Classified as Independent Contractors

From the Financial Services Institute — “The independent broker-dealer (IBD) business model focuses on offering financial solutions to the “main street” clients that form the backbone of America’s investor class. Financial advisors associated with BDs  provide those families with the critical financial advice they need to prepare for the future and maximize their ability to achieve their financial goals. The…

IRS Topic 762 – Independent Contractor vs. Employee

From  Walton Insurance Agency —  “For federal employment tax purposes, the usual common law rules are applicable to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. Under the common law, you must examine the relationship between the worker and the business. All evidence of the degree of control and independence in this relationship should…

5 important legal resources for freelancers

From the Freelancers Union —  “Working as a freelancer sounds pretty great in the beginning: you get to set the rules, schedule your time and choose your own work and clients. But what happens when a contract goes awry or you need help getting a permit or filing a claim? As you grow in your freelance career,…