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Independent Contractor or Employee-Guidelines to Insure Compliance

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Product Id : 701183
Instructor: Kenneth A. Sprang

  Duration: 60 Minutes  

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Overview:
This program will examine the criteria used by government agencies in determining when a worker is an employee and when he or she is a contractor. Participants will learn clear guidelines for proper classification of employees.

Why should you attend: In recent years, the IRS and the Department of Labor have been somewhat more vigorous in prosecuting employers who have misclassified employees as contractors. Employees are entitled to by law minimum wage and in many instances overtime pay, as well as fringe benefits in some instances. Contractors have no such protection. In addition, employers withhold taxes for employees, while contractors pay their own taxes.

Misclassification of employees as contractors can lead to severe penalties from the government, not to mention an intrusive and burdensome investigation. Understanding the rules will help your company avoid misclassifying its workers.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • The 11 factor and 20 factor test applied by the IRS
  • The cost differentials between contractors and employees
  • Issues arising from leasing employ
  • Requirements that business may impose on contractors

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR Directors
  • Persons administering COBRA benefits
  • Personnel involved in labor and employment matters
Kenneth A.Sprang is one of the founding partners of Washington International Business Counsel, LLP, in Washington, DC, a boutique firm serving businesses around the United States and abroad. Mr. Sprang counsels and represents both domestic and international clients in labor and employment and employee benefits matters, as well as a wide range of corporate, business and transactional matters.

Mr. Sprang brings to his clients 35 years of experience and expertise in labor and employment law. He represents employers in traditional labor relations matters, as well as in wage and hour, employment discrimination, HR, employee benefits, and other issues related to employment. In addition to representing clients in all aspects of U.S. labor and employment law (including specific state laws), he has served on the senior staff of the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and taught the subject for many years. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles on labor and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Currently he provides outside editorial assistance to an online HR company.




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