Employee v. Independent Contractor? The Stakes Continue to Rise

Are your workers employees or contractors? This question has long been a source of confusion and frustration to companies due to vague and often conflicting legal standards that dictate whether a worker is a contractor or employee. A company that misclassifies a worker can be exposed to stiff penalties under a constellation of state and federal laws. With the implementation of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act taking effect in 2015, the stakes have been significantly raised. Below is a link to a recent New York Times article that is a must read for any company that engages workers as 1099 contractors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/business/yourtaxes/employee-or-contractor-health-care-law-raises-stakes.html?_r=1