At The Podium
Employees in Disguise? Key issues for misclassification of contractors
The heat is on, and employers are feeling the pressure like never before. A changing workforce, uncertain economy, ever-changing (and sometimes conflicting) laws with no clear guidance, hidden surprises in the law, ramped-up enforcement initiatives by state and federal authorities, and the increased potential for litigation only add to the pressures of everyday life in the workplace.
In her presentation titled “Employees in Disguise? Key issues for misclassification of contractors,” McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Elizabeth Bowersox explains why the misclassification of employees as independent contractors continues to be highly scrutinized by both the U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service. She also reviews the multi-factor economic realities test used to assist in determining whether a worker is an employee or contractor, discusses the numerous financial consequences associated with misclassification, and offers practical advice for avoiding misclassification errors.