Friday, March 29, 2019

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors: A Costly Mistake

Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can be devastating to an employer.

Employers can potentially be liable for back wages, overtime pay, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and additional penalties for failure to withhold applicable taxes, pay workers compensation and unemployment insurance.

Learn what happens when employers self-classify workers as independent contractors and issue them a 1099.

Review full article by Mordy Yankovich, Esq. published in The Suffolk Lawyer here.


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