the IRS, US DOL as well as other federal and state agencies are aggressively targeting companies who use Independent Contractors
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Awareness of the risks of misclassifying 1099 Independent Contractors is growing. There are estimated to be 3.4 million misclassified Independent Contractors, costing the government up to $54 billion. As a result, the IRS and US Department of Labor, as well as other federal and state agencies, are aggressively targeting companies who use Independent Contractors to audit for cases of 1099 worker misclassification.
In the latest in their 2012 Webinar Series, Jason Posel of ClearPath Workforce Management, together with leading labor law attorney Denis Kenny, summarize best practices and policies companies should implement to protect themselves from being on the wrong side of an audit.
For companies that use Independent Contractors, this webinar is designed to provide the knowledge to protect firms before an auditor comes knocking.
This webinar will:
- Provide an overview of the risks of misclassifying workers as Independent Contractors, and triggers for an audit
- Demonstrate how to implement a 1099 Independent Contractor evaluation process
- Assess key components to integrate in to the process
- Evaluate strategies for mitigating misclassification risk, including key contract terms, defensible policies and procedures
- Reveal best practices for engaging contract workers
9 Ways to Protect Your Company from an Employee Classification Audit
Human Resources, Contingent Workforce Managers, Finance, Procurement, Legal executives, Corporate recruitment
Denis S. Kenny, Esq - Attorney and Partner, Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP
Jason Posel - SVP, Strategy & Solutions, ClearPath Workforce Management
ClearPath also provides access to a number of pre-recorded educational presentations available in the webinar library section of its website, and is regularly invited to speak on contingent workforce compliance issues.
ClearPath is a leading certified woman-owned HRO with a focus on the contingent labor market. With almost 20 years of experience in delivering contractor engagement, payroll and compliance programs, the firm’s solutions include ClearPayroll and ClearIC. ClearPath provides its clients with seamlessly integrated solutions that enable them to engage the contract talent they require in a compliant, cost-effective and efficient manner. ClearPath delivers solutions throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada.
For more information visit: http://www.clearpathwm.com
About Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP:
Founded in 1993, Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP serves mid-sized and fast-growing entrepreneurial companies. From complex litigation to business, real estate, intellectual property and employment law, SS&K brings strategic thinking, pragmatism and intense dedication to its clients’ success. Denis Kenny chairs the firm’s litigation and employment practice. In counseling client employers, SS&K’s employment team emphasizes the importance of developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with state and federal laws relating to 1099 independent contractor issues, wage and hour questions, wrongful termination and harassment/discrimination in the workplace. SS&K’s client employers receive the additional benefits of regular firm updates and presentations on developments in the ever-changing employment law arena.