August 10: Independent Contractors, Avoiding Misclassifications



Many organizations hire 1099 Contractors without giving it much thought, however employers should consider it thoroughly as knowing the difference between a W-2 employee and a 1099 Contractor is vitally important and could result in costly consequences if a new hire is misclassified. This webinar will provide insights into the proper classification of workers as independent contractors and the risks associated with misclassification. In addition, we will provide a brief overview of the top ten wage and hour issues employers should be aware of given the transition to a remote workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the benefits of classifying a worker as an independent contractor
  • Identifying the circumstances when an employer may characterize a worker as an independent contractor
  • Recognizing states where it may be difficult, or even impossible, to have an independent contractor
  • Discussing best practices for structuring an independent contractor relationship
  • Analyzing the risks associated with misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor
  • Identifying wage and hour risks for employers who now have a remote workforce
  • The steps in creating a culture of accountability
  • Accountability as the key to better management