W-2s vs. 1099s—Who Should be an Independent Contractor

recording W-2s vs. 1099s—Who Should be an Independent Contractor

You Will Learn:

  • What classifications of workers are permitted under the IRS Rules
  • What the common law rule is and how it’s used to determine worker status
  • Three factors the IRS uses to determine worker status and how to apply them correctly
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Employee or independent contractor? Are you sure?

Misclassifying an employees as an independent contractor is getting costlier by the day. In fact, with federal and state agencies joining forces to combat misclassification, fines and penalties have skyrocketed... and every day the misclassification continues the penalties mount up and up until this ticking time bomb finally explodes!

This webinar concentrates on the complex compliance issues surrounding the proper classification of employees vs. independent contractors, and offers practical guidance on when to classify a worker as an independent contractor, and when a worker must be classified as an employee.

Learning Objectives

This practical, information-packed webinar answers such key questions as:

  • What classifications of workers are permitted under the IRS Rules?
  • What is the common law rule and how is it used to determine worker status?
  • What are the three factors the IRS uses to determine worker status and how to apply them correctly?
  • What are the “Economic Realities” factors under the FLSA and how do you apply them correctly?
  • What are the penalties for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor and who assesses them? (It’s not just the IRS you have to worry about.)

During this power-packed session, you will learn:

  • How the FLSA rules differ from the IRS rules and why you have to follow both
  • How the state trumps both the IRS and the FLSA on determining independent contractor status with the ABC test for SUI
  • Latest agreements and/or programs being used by the states IRS, and DOL to “find” misclassified employees
  • Who gets a W-2 and who gets a 1099 and why it should never be the same worker
  • How to use Form SS-8 to your advantage to determine worker status
  • How easily a 1099 audit can be triggered and why the chances of getting one are on the rise
  • You found out you have a misclassified employee—now what?

Product ID: 18677

Bonus Material

Your webinar includes the exclusive compliance guide – Employee or Independent Contractor? – a $247 value – FREE!

Employee-Independant-ContractorJam-packed with compliance guidelines, this guide explores:

  • Authority and Weight of the DOL’s AI
  • Misclassification of Employees
  • Economic Realities Test
  • Application of the Factors
  • Classification of Independent Contractors; Economic Dependence
  • Work Integral Part of the Employer’s Business
  • Worker’s Managerial Skill and Opportunity for Profit and Loss
  • Worker’s Relative Investment
  • Work Performed Require Special Skill and Initiative
  • Permanent or Indefinite Relationship
  • Employer Control
  • Summary of the Economic Realities Test

This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to sample materials and relevant policy information, including:

  1. Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee
  2. Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1

Learn When to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors, and When Workers Must be Classified as Employees!

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Vicki M. Lambert, CPP.
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP.
"The Payroll Advisor"

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals.  With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues.  She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States as well as serving as an in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside and the City of Hesperia. 

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    • Program Level : Intermediate
    • Prerequisites : This course is for participants with some exposure to the subject.
    • Advanced Preparation : None
    • Delivery : Group Live

Learn When to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors, and When Workers Must be Classified as Employees!

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