Category Archives: Independent Contractors

Federal court rulings send clear message to employers who misclassify workers as ‘independent contractors’

Two recent and very significant legal victories for California workers send a strong message to employers nationwide: if you misclassify your employees, you will face the consequences. Misclassification is a practice used by some employers to cut costs by declaring … Continue reading

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The Wage and Hour Division of the DOL is tackling employee misclassification

Whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act is a legal question determined by the economic realities of the working relationship between the employer and the worker, not by job title or any agreement that the … Continue reading

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EDD Webinar: How to Define Employees and Independent Contractors

In celebration of Small Business Month 2015, GO-Biz’s Office of Small Business Advocate is hosting a free webinar on proper classification of employees and independent contractors. The webinar will help you understand the difference between a common law employee and an … Continue reading

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Amateur Coach Could be Employee Subject to Payroll Tax

Do you pay a coach for a school sports program, travel sports team, or league-sponsored sports event? These workers may be employees and payments for their services may be subject to employment taxes. The most important factor in determining whether a … Continue reading

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Wage and Hour Division Meetings With California Growers

The Wage and Hour Division in Sacramento, Calif., reached out to the California Cherry Board in Sacramento on April 23 to promote compliance with federal labor laws in the cherry industry. The following day, the division met with the U.S. … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

Oakland—Cal/OSHA is focusing on safety compliance at construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. Investigators have been deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to determine whether … Continue reading

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IRS Webinars: Payments to Independent Contractors and Filing Requirements for Form 1099

The Internal Revenue Service is marking Small Business Week, by holding two free webinars for small businesses and encouraging them to check out several key tax benefits and a special relief program for employers who reclassify their workers as employees. … Continue reading

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