Are you a freelancer? An independent consultant? Or a microprenuer? Then you belong to the largest and fastest growing segment of the expanding U.S. workforce, the ”gig economy.” Congratulations! However, all-too-often, when you engage with clients you are thrown into the same bucket as staffing agency, W2 and payrolled contractors. Being classified as a W2 employee or working for an agency runs contrary to the independence and control you had in mind when you became self-employed.
Clients are actively expanding their workforce to include freelancers and independents because the way to get work done is changing. With this change companies are becoming increasingly weary of the risks of employee misclassification and are often challenged on how best to engage you safely.
You can demonstrate your IC savvyness by anticipating your clients’ needs and by becoming IC Precheck. Differentiate your resume and online profiles with the IC Precheck seal proudly displayed. Differentiate your proposals by including the IC Due Diligence Package and the IC Precheck Certificate which highlights your IC Certification, your IC Best Practices Training and more.
What really matters is whether the IRS, the Department of Labor (DOL) and all the other state and federal jurisdictions think you are an independent contractor. Compare your current thinking to this 2017 Department of Labor Misclassification Fact Sheet and the IRS's 3 category tests.
IC Precheck certifies that you meet the cross-jurisdictional criteria as an Independent Contractor and are trained to maintain that IC classification during client engagements.
Can you identify the Independent Contractor below? Hover over each candidate to find out!
Don’t guess. Know. Let IC Precheck take the guesswork out of the equation for you and your clients. You both deserve to know, before the contract is signed.