The Gig Economy and Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classification

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Good Day Compliance Warriors!

Are you ready to tackle a thought provoking HOT TOPIC: Worker Classification and the Gig Economy?

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Many businesses today are using the services of freelancers a.k.a. gig providers. These independent workers are treated as independent contractors because they are not usually a permanent part of one business. But, how do you know for sure that treating these folks as 1099ers is going to fly when the auditors or investigators stop by?  Read on as I answer these questions and more:

  • How does the Gig Economy affect your business?
  • Are you running a business as a provider of "Gigs"? 
  • Does your Virtual Assistant qualify as an independent contractor?
  • How do you know if the DOL and IRS are going to be knocking at your door when they discover your association with this amazing and scary new class of independent business owners, freelancers and gig providers? 


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