A complete reference source for determining independent contractor status vs. employee based upon federal and state laws, plus analysis of the industry-by-industry requirements and guidelines. In addition, the work includes sample agreements for a broad variety of industries. The text outlines the standards established for independent contractor status by the IRS, federal labor and employment laws, and state workers' compensation and unemployment compensation laws. In addition, the consequences of erroneous classification are discussed including tax considerations, pension and benefit considerations and tort liability. Sample documents are industry specific and include checklists of critical elements and information required.
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction * Tax Considerations for Employers * Determination of Employee/Independent Contractor * Employer Liability for Misclassification * Independent Contractor Status under Federal Labor and Employment Laws * Pension and Employee Benefit Considerations * Employer Liability for Torts of Employees and Independent Contractors * Drafting Independent Contractor and Employment Contractors * Appendixes * Index