Independent contractors, staffing company loaned employees, consultants, 1099 “employees”, part-time employees, the GIG economy - what does it all mean? Who is an employer, who is an employee, and what is everyone else? Your Uber driver: is he/she an employee of Uber, and are you the employer? Companies have been struggling with the reduction in jobs where the worker is a traditional employee. The U.S. Department of Labor issued an expansive and confusing interpretation of Joint Employer and Independent Contractor status, and then this month withdrew it, making us ask: so where are we at now? What are the rules and how does a Company decide what are the benefits and risk of different classifications? You have questions, we have answers.
Come join us for a look at how much control over a worker makes them an employee, what other factors are considered, and what you can do to minimize the risks if you use workers you do not classify as employees.
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