Resources concerning independent contractor classification compliance and litigation, including classification issues, discovery requests, sample agreements, presentation materials, and best practices.
Engaging independent contractors instead of employees can mean considerable cost savings and increased workforce flexibility.
Proper classification of workers as independent contractors, however, is not as simple as a written agreement between the parties. No single test exists to evaluate independent contractor status for all purposes and compliance is often complicated by the fact that different tests may apply.
The consequences of misclassifying individuals as independent contractors can be serious and may result in large penalties or damages awards, including unpaid overtime compensation, tax and insurance obligations, liquidated damages, and civil penalties.
This Toolkit includes resources on independent contractor classification compliance and misclassification litigation.