Hunt & Associates P.C.

Dec 12, 2013

The Risks of Mistakenly Treating “Employees” as Independent Contractors: It Could Harm More than Your Business

Small businesses often prefer to treat workers as independent contractors for any number of reasons: avoiding the bother of calculating and paying employee withholdings; escaping the employer’s required expenses for unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and other costs; and, freedom from overtime and other wage and hour regulations.  In short, treating employees as “independent contractors” can exert a strong attraction on a small business.

Like many other strong temptations, treating an employee as an independent contractor … Read more