Employee or Independent Contractor (New Practice Materials)

Worker Misclassification Can Cost You
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IRS Rules Regarding Worker Classifications
The IRS Test for Determining Whether a Worker is an Employee or an Independent Contractor


  • Ability to understand basic legal and policy concepts
  • General understanding of the responsibilities of the US Internal Revenue Service


If you ever hire anyone, then this is a course you MUST take.

Now, more than ever, employment relationships are being classified under independent contractor status, when the workers should be classified as employees. If you get this wrong, you could suffer penalties and/or fines at the federal and state level. Getting this wrong could cost you a lot!!

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Business owners

  • Business advisors and consultants

  • Legal consultants

  • Independent contractors

  • Gig economy workers

  • Human resource managers

  • Hiring managers

  • Anyone interested in learning about the classification of workers

What This Class Will Focus On:

  • How to distinguish between an independent contractor and an employee

  • How the US Internal Revenue Services determines employment status

  • The legal consequences of improper classification

Class Outline

  • Introduction to Course Topic & Instruction

  • General Rule about Employee Classification

  • Common Law Rules about Employee Classification

  • Other Things to Consider When Determining Classification

  • Examples to Test You

  • Relevant Forms

Who this course is for:

  • Business owners
  • Business Advisors and Consultants
  • Legal Consultants
  • Independent Contractors
  • Gig Economy Workers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Hiring Managers
  • Anyone interested in learning about the classification of workers

Course content

3 sections9 lectures30m total length
  • Introduction


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Shelia Huggins
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I spend most of my time working as an business attorney and strategist. I've assisted businesses with contracts, human resource matters, licensing, social media, time management, starting businesses, and more. I have over twenty years of management, administrative, and legal experience, and I use that knowledge to help others become more effective at living the life that they dream of. I've taught classes and workshops at the university and community college level. I've also mentored students and run for elective office.

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