Back in January, we posted a “Tip of the Week” explaining the importance of properly classifying workers as independent contractors vs. employees. As we explained before, Michigan courts AND the IRS have developed a very specific test with several factors to determine a worker’s status- despite what a business may have previously decided! Now, the Department of Labor has chimed in.
Check out this article we came across where the DOL reports the increasing number of workplace misclassification of independent contractors and employees and explains the appropriate factors to apply.
This growing issue is too important to not bring to your attention again. Think you’re exempt? Think again! The penalties can be steep for noncompliance! Click here for the Crain’s article follow this link for our original post from January on this issue.
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