What really matters is how the IRS, the Department of Labor (DOL) and all the other state and federal jurisdictions identify independent contractors. Compare your current thinking to this 2017 Department of Labor Misclassification Fact Sheet and the IRS's 3 category tests.
Look for the IC Precheck seal on resumes and digital profiles and you will receive the IC’s Due Diligence & Compliance Package on Day 1, saving you up to 80% of the normal time it takes to screen and on board independent workers. IC Precheck contractors have been certified to meet the criteria for Independent Contractor classification and they are committed to regular IC compliance and best practices training to protect all parties.
Certified ICs cost up to 20% less to engage than comparable W2 contractors and 30-50% less than staffing or consulting agency contractors. Additionally, save operational costs with our IC Due Diligence Package, Background Checks and IP Assignment forms and start your projects faster.
The IC Precheck certified contractor meets Federal, State and other regulatory criteria for the service provider components of IC classification. Additionally, IC misclassification indemnification is available.
Independent contractors with the IC Precheck certification are easy to engage and can start your project up to 80% faster than other contingent resources. The IC Due Diligence Package contains everything you need to safely and quickly onboard the IC Precheck professional.
Included with all IC Precheck certifications is the following due diligence documentation relative to the IC:
Our IC Due Diligence Package is designed to fully support client-based IC compliance screenings at no cost to the client or to the IC compliance vendor.
The Department of Labor describes today’s workplace as “fissured,” with a stated “goal of detecting instances of [IC] misclassification.”
FY2016 Congressional Budget Justification, Wage & Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor
Another On-Demand Company Settles
On-demand shopping delivery service Instacart entered into a proposed settlement of its IC misclassification class action with its “shoppers” for $4.65 million… Read More - Lawyers and Settlements.com
The BIG One
This is the big Uber case, potentially a billion dollars at stake. This one will eventually determine whether Uber drivers are properly classified as ICs... Read More - Who Is My Employee, Baker Law
Agents Get Their Share
After four-year long battle over the agent misclassification issue, a federal judge has agreed with a jury that American Family insurance agents actually are company employees, not independent contractors… Read More - NASDAQ Globe Newswire
Decade Old Cases Winding Down
FedEx announced that it had reached a $240 million settlement in its class action suit across 20 states for misclassifying workers as independent contractors upon court approval... Read More - Pepper Hamilton
Less Guidance - Relaxing Standards on IC
U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn guidance issued during the Obama Administration related to independent contractors and joint employment. Read More - Brunini Law
Can CT ICs work with ONLY one company?
Connecticut Supreme Court decision clarified the “C” prong of the state’s “ABC” test for independent contractor status under that state’s unemployment insurance law. Read More - Connecticut Law Blog
New NC Employee Fair Classification Act
North Carolina Governor signed legislation that will help workers when employers intentionally misclassify them as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and other benefits. Read More - NC Capitol Connection
Too Good to be True - Gig-Economy Companies are Exposed Again
The U.S. Senate tax reform bill no longer includes the protection that had initially been proposed that would have prevented misclassification challenges against most gig economy companies. Read More