Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees?

Law360, New York (July 6, 2010, 11:48 AM EDT) -- Now is a good time to make sure that your independent contractors are truly independent contractors and not employees. The government is watching.

Employee misclassification is rampant and costing federal and state governments billions of dollars in lost revenue. The U.S. Department of Labor has set aside $25 million to enforce improper worker classification. This money will be used to hire investigators to identify and correct worker status.

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will audit 6,000 companies to determine whether these companies are...
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