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Independent Contractors & Employees Are Not The Same

According to IRS.gov, if an organization classifies an employee as an independent contractor without a reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker. 

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Tags: employee classification, independent contractors, compliance

Employee Misclassification & the Big Hammer of the IRS

As employers work to find the right talent mix to meet their needs, many are turning to independent contractors, who they classify as 1099 workers instead of W-2 employees, which is fine if they do it correctly. However, mistakes in 1099 classification are costing some of the biggest and best companies huge amounts of money, and other companies have been forced to close their doors. Why? Because the big hammer of the IRS and the legal system is swinging. Don’t let your company get hammered like the following companies did.

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Tags: employee classification, independent contractors, compliance

How to Stop Your Hiring Managers From Going Rogue

If you've ever experienced hiring managers circumventing human resources in an effort to fill vacant positions in their departments quickly, you're far from alone. In fact, many HR managers and directors report that their hiring managers have gone around HR because they claim that the HR department doesn't understand their needs and resolve their issues. Sound familiar?

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Tags: compliance, hiring