WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?
Employers should take great care when classifying workers. Misclassification can create serious legal problems, including audits of the entire workforce by federal and state tax authorities and even charge of penalties. Misclassification of workers is an area of increasing concern, as both the federal and state governments are ramping up efforts to investigate employee misclassification issues in order to raise revenue through penalties and increased payroll tax.
There are some financial incentives for companies and employers to classify employees as independent contractors. This can put a company at risk for misclassifying if policies and best practices are not in place to govern classification.
However, any financial advantages gained can be destroyed due to employee misclassification. That’s why it is really important to take preventative steps to avoid hefty fines, penalties, and potential reputation issues related to noncompliance of misclassification of employees and independent contractors.
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