If you’re facing an IRS audit, you need to be able to explain why you categorize your workers the way you do.
In Using Independent Contractors, you’ll find:
- The IRS’ “test” to establish worker classification
- A sample contract to make freelance relationships stick
- A list of errors commonly made on 1099s
- A quiz on common tricky classification scenarios
Using Independent Contractors prepares you for any scenario the IRS might challenge. You’ll know which workers are contractors, which aren’t and how to protect yourself from any backlash you might face. You can avoid putting your business at risk and save yourself time and money.
Table of Contents
Is It a Kinder Time For Employers When Using Contractors?
The New Realities
Beware Agents Bearing Compliance Checks
A Tricky Balancing Act
NLRB Proposes a Looser Joint Employer Standard
Employee Classification: The IRS Test
Watch State and Local Laws
Feds Turning Up the Heat
The IRS’ New Attitude
Out of Harm’s Way
A Tough Standard in California
Quiz Yourself on Some Common Scenarios
The IRS on Patrol
Form 1099: Handle With Care
Contracts: Your Most Important Protection
Personnel Practices Audit: Independent Contractors
Avoid Being a Control Freak
Contractors Can Sue For Discrimination
Liability For Contractor’s Actions
Sample Contractor’s Agreement
Overseeing the Work of Contractors
Establish a Talent Pool
How to Negotiate Price
Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Goes Up in 2019
Protect Confidential Information
Don’t Overlook Your Staff’s Morale
Who Pays When a Contractor Fails?
Hiring independent contractors can be a headache – but it doesn’t have to be. Know your rights and responsibilities. Protecting yourself from the risks of hiring independent contractors doesn’t take much, and you’ll be glad you did.
Phillip A. Ash