Are Independent Contractors Worth the Risk?

Government ‘tax-gap’ crackdowns and individual claims are on the rise. Learn how to identify and avoid the risk with your contractors.

Increasingly, cash-strapped governments are looking at what they call the “tax gap” which includes unpaid payroll taxes, unemployment taxes, etc. on mis-categorization of employees as independent contractors. There is also the real concern that these independent contractors are being deprived of worker protections such as minimum wage, overtime, health insurance benefits, workers compensation, and unemployment benefits.

If the government doesn’t get you, watch out for potential claims for benefits from those you classify as independent contractors. When an individual files a claim and an investigation is triggered, it typically expands to cover other similarly situated workers. An assessment of unpaid unemployment taxes, plus interest and penalties, may follow.

Watch this free webinar to:

  • Understand the risks and costs associated with mis-categorization
  • Learn about the latest legislation and how it affects you
  • Review case studies and learn how to identify risky situations
  • Learn strategies to reduce your risk and avoid an audit or litigation

Let’s get to know each other a bit, then sit back and enjoy the show…

Joining us is expert : Kathy Breedlove from Secure Talent

Kathy Breedlove is a California licensed attorney with over 10 years of labor and employment law experience (B.A. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, a J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of San Diego).

A featured speaker on numerous employment and labor law topics, Kathy serves as Director of Compliance Services for Secure Talent. She works with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 100 companies, helping those companies to design and evaluate their relationships with 1099 contractors.

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