This course is designed to help practitioners understand the risks and benefits of using independent contractors in lieu of employees. The course addresses the legal risks associated with a misclassification as well as the role of the Internal Revenue Service in classifying workers. The course explains the role of the states, with specific emphasis on unemployment insurance and workers compensation coverage.
To identify reasons why employers prefer using independent contractors To recognize how the IRS determines worker status To identify the statutory classes of workers To identify characteristics of worker classifications of some of the most targeted industries To recognize the employers good faith defense, and how it can be applied To recognize the appeal process and settlement of an IRS determination To identify some of the penalties involved in misclassifying workers for federal tax purposes To identify tests used in making worker classifications To recognize some of the common disputes regarding worker classification To identify how worker classification affects state workers compensation coverage To identify how employment status is characterized related to state unemployment insurance benefits To identify what should be done in the event you hire independent contractors
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