Tag Archives: Independent Contractors

New South Carolina Decision Impacts How Employers Classify Workers

This blog has previously covered the potential pitfalls of classifying workers as independent contractors. While classifying a worker as a “1099” offers many potential benefits on the business side, it can expose the company to significant tax liability, statutory penalties, and monetary damages. The difficulty for employers is determining which workers may be properly classified … Continue Reading

Breaking: Department of Labor Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment, Independent Contractors

US Department of LaborAs this blog previously covered here and here, the United States Department of Labor under President Obama cracked down on misclassification of workers as independent contractors and broadly interpreted who was considered a “joint employer.” Today, new U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the DOL would withdraw its previously-issued guidance from 2015 and 2016 … Continue Reading

Gear Up for HSB’s 2015 HR Law Updates

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Team is pleased to offer the 2015 HR Law Update in six cities this Fall. Hot Topics. Through these six sessions, you’ll learn about hot topics HR managers are facing today: Immigration, Criminal Background Checks, Independent Contractors, FLSA Violations, Pregnancy Non-Discrimination, and more. Don’t miss out. In one morning, we’ll cover the basics of … Continue Reading

Are You Misclassifying Independent Contractors in Your Work Force?: The Department of Labor Says You Probably Are

New guidance released July 15, 2015, from the Department of Labor (DOL) narrows independent contractor classification so that “most workers are employees under the FLSA.” The DOL’s guidance makes it clear that the amount of control an employer has over a worker is not as important in properly classifying the worker. Instead, the DOL details … Continue Reading
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