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Clear explanation that there are no “1099 employees”

July 31, 2015

I like this clear simple language in Employee Benefit News:

“Employers face an uphill battle in classifying a worker as an independent contractor due to DOL guidance that defines ‘employee’ so broadly that such a classification should only be reserved for a narrow subset of workers.”

It is amazing how many employers are oblivious of the risk until they are audited. I hear the term “1099 employees” often from people who do not understand this is an oxymoron.

Read more here on another recent blog post.

One Comment
  1. “the distinction between independent contractors and employees is unclear because there are so many different government scripts.” Wall Street Journal August 2, 2015, http://www.wsj.com/articles/shackling-the-sharing-economy-1438552181

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