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Do the right thing! The dangers of Employee Misclassification

Annually, we caution business owners about the DANGERS of employee misclassification. This is a serious problem with serious ramifications. It happens when an employer hires a worker and erroneously classifies that person as an “independent contractor” instead of an “employee”. Often times, employers commit misclassification by issuing an “IRS Form 1099” and a contract, referring to a person as an independent contractor; yet treating them like an employee. The difference between the two comes down to the “right to control”.  The IRS has developed a very specific test with several factors to determine Contractor v. Employee status. Michigan courts have developed a test as well… Click HERE to read more.

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