Classifying your workforce, whether it’s one, a hundred or even a thousand workers, is still a challenge for many US companies. The hope that the requirement to carefully apply state and federal regulations and hundreds of adjudicated cases will simply go away or be overlooked is not realistic and landmark case after case just in recent years makes it painfully clear: Misclassification of your workforce makes you a target for audits, penalties and fines of significant magnitude and it is only going to get worse.
What’s changed over the last many years? More audits than ever. New legislation and regulation. Additional auditing agency resources. Cooperation between states/federal agencies. Greater penalties and fines. Huge growth in the use of “independent contractors”. Exponential Risk!
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Source: Jeff Phelps, CEO at iWorkGlobal