Hiring Independent Contractors - What Every Employer Needs to Know
Department: Workforce Center
Release Date: May 31, 2012
Lew Wymisner, (970) 498-6605, LWymisner@larimer.org
Are you now or in the future bringing on new hires either as an independent contractor or employee? Making the wrong decision can be risky and costly. Learn how the IRS defines both classifications and what tests they use to determine if an employer has accurately classified their workers.
Also covered: Reasons for Independent Contractors and the Risks; Risks of Misclassifying Employees; Current Legislative & Enforcement Environment; Legal Tests for Determining Employee Status (IRS; Common Law; Economic Realities; ABC Test); Potential Areas of Exposure; Tax Liability; Wages & Overtime; Benefit Plans; Workers’ Compensation Premiums; Unemployment Insurance Premiums; Ten Questions to Ask; Written Independent Contractor Agreements.
When: 8:30 AM-10 AM, Friday, June 22.
Where: Larimer County Workforce Center, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins (5th floor)
Instructor: Lee Christian, PC