What Happens When A Worker Is Misclassified As An Independent Contractor?

June 21, 2019

Employers must correctly label their workers as employees or independent contractors. Employees have certain legal benefits from employers, such as withholding taxes (Social Security), unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance. By contrast, independent contractors do not have these benefits and must pay for these themselves. In general, companies that hire independent contractors tend to reduce…
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