All Items: Independent Contractors

  • Independent Contractors

    Date:
    April 18, 2014

    Employers that care more about an end result than how it is achieved can avoid certain taxes, legal liabilities and administrative challenges by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. The risks of incorrectly classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee, though, have never been higher.

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Editor's Choice: HR guidance on legally classifying and managing independent contractors under federal tax and employment laws.