Independent Contractors v. Employees (Retired)
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.