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Independent Contractor Classification: What to Do and Not Do

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Learn how to review your own practices when engaging Form 1099 independent contractors and gain tips on how to better control and diminish related risks.Engaging workers to perform services but who are not classified as direct employees presents many risks to employers. Local, state and federal government agencies are cracking down on employers in the area of Form 1099 independent contractors. Employers must not only recognize the legal risks and potential liabilities associated with engaging the services of such workers, but need to be provided practical guidance and real-world tools in order to diminish these risks and liabilities. This topic, presented through examples of actual legal battles from across the United States, will provide attendees with insight into what to be aware of and tips on how to protect their respective organizations.


Jeffrey A. Risch, Esq., SmithAmundsen LLC


Independent Contractor Defined

• The Common Law Test

• The IRS 20-Factor Test

• The Notorious ABC Test

• Other Tests - Including the Economic Realities Test and New Developments Throughout the U.S. (Including California)

Interaction With Substantive Areas of Law - a Comprehensive Overview

• Unemployment Compensation

• Workers' Compensation

• Negligence and Tort


• Labor Relations/NLRA

• Discrimination/Harassment

• Employee Benefits

• Wage and Hour Concerns

• Safety and Health

• Tax

• COVID-19 Issues

Consequences of Misclassification

Tips on How to Create and Strengthen Independent Contractor Status