Take the Guesswork Out of W-2s, 1099s and Independent Contractors

Duration: 90 minutes

Unfortunately for employers, misclassifying an employee as a 1099 contractor is a very easy mistake to make. Even the most experienced payroll professionals, say the rules aren't as black and white as we'd like them to be. To make matter worse, more and more workers opting for self-employment, so the challenge is bigger than ever.

Don’t get blindsided. Know the law and understand how to avert a potential disaster. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

As individual workers participate in the “gig economy” in record numbers, the misclassification of employees and independent contractors is getting a lot of attention from government regulators.

Federal and state agencies have joined forces to combat misclassification, whether intentional or unintentional. Penalties have increased, with some states fining up to $25,000 per violation. And every day the misclassification continues, those penalties pile up.

Unfortunately for employers, misclassifying an employee as a 1099 contractor is a very easy mistake to make... You may have hired a freelancer, but that individual may actually be a full-time employee in the eyes of the law.

Make that mistake and you’ll run afoul of DOL, the IRS, and state agencies—and face serious consequences that compound with every passing day.

Don’t get blindsided. Know the law and understand how to avert a potential disaster.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Join renowned payroll expert Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, for Take the Guesswork Out of W-2s, 1099s, and Independent Contractors. In this information-packed webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What classifications of workers are permitted under the IRS Rules
  • What the common law rule is and how is it used to determine worker status
  • What the three factors the IRS uses to determine worker status are and how to apply them correctly
  • How the FLSA rules differ from the IRS rules and why you have to follow both
  • How the state trumps both the IRS and the FLSA on determining independent contractor status with the ABC test for SUI
  • What the latest agreements or programs being used by the IRS, DOL and the states to “find” misclassified employees are
  • How to use the Form SS-8 to your advantage to determine worker status
  • Who gets a W-2 and who gets a 1099 and why it should never be the same worker
  • How easily a 1099 audit can be triggered and why the chances of getting one are on the rise
  • What the penalties are for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor and who assesses them (it’s not just the IRS you have to worry about…)
  • What to do when you find out you have a misclassified employee

              ABOUT THE SPEAKER

              Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.

              With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

              Certification

              This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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