“The battle lines are drawn,” said Greg Guidry, attorney at Onebane Law Firm in Louisiana. “Federal and state agencies are absolutely intent on cracking down on independent contractor misclassification. You have an increased chance of being audited this year and next year.”
The IRS launched an audit blitz in February on this issue, and the Department of Labor is using $25 million to hire new auditors. Read our white paper, Independent Contractor or Employee, How to Make the Call, at www.theHRSpecialist.com/contractor.