Joe Perera Clarifies New Independent Contractor Standards

Joe Perera Clarifies New Independent Contractor Standards

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a 15-page memo describing its standards for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

Worker classification affects whether businesses must provide overtime and other labor benefits, pay state and federal payroll taxes on wages paid to their workers, and offer healthcare under the “Affordable Care Act.”

As a result, government agencies, including the DOL and IRS, are increasingly scrutinizing how businesses classify their workers.

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