Independent Contractors v. Employees (On-Demand)

$189.00

Many employers engage workers as independent contractors rather than as employees, believing that they can enjoy administrative convenience or save money. Unfortunately, few employers are aware of the dangers of misclassifying workers. This course will discuss the differences between employees and independent contractors under the law. Both the IRS and the Department of Labor have jurisdiction over workers and each can prosecute an employer for failing to comply with tax law or labor law, respectively.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Kenneth A. Sprang, Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

Many employers engage workers as independent contractors rather than as employees, believing that they can enjoy administrative convenience or save money. Unfortunately, few employers are aware of the dangers of misclassifying workers. This course will discuss the differences between employees and independent contractors under the law. Both the IRS and the Department of Labor have jurisdiction over workers and each can prosecute an employer for failing to comply with tax law or labor law, respectively.

Syllabus

  1. Criteria for distinguishing a contractor from an employee
  2. Penalties for misclassification
  3. Strategies for avoiding all misclassification
  4. Avoiding class action litigation for DOL or other claims
  5. Cost differences between employees and contractor

Instructor

Kenneth Sprang, Esq.