Employee or Independent Contractor: The Risk of Misclassification of Employees

SKU: RV-11091Duration: 30 Minutes

A growing number of workers are trading in the corporate hierarchy for the freedom to be their own boss. These independent contractors can be found in nearly every profession, from lawyers and business consultants to writers and yoga instructors. They set their own schedule and they enjoy a wide variety of work experiences, but they also pay their own taxes and secure their own health insurance. A problem arises, however, when employers misclassify workers who are employees under the law as independent contractors. Depending on the specific terms of the working arrangement with an independent contractor, such as hours worked, reporting structure, payment schedule, et cetera, you may be in violation of some very serious worker classification laws.   In this interactive, online course, we will define the term independent contractor. We will describe tests used to classify workers as independent contractors, such as behavior controls, financial controls, and the actual working relationship, and we will discuss examples of independent contractors.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 30 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the term independent contractor
  • Describe the tests used to classify workers as independent contractors or employees
  • Identify the factors used to determine joint employment relationships
  • Recall the do's and don'ts of working with independent contractors
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