How To Make Sure Your Independent Contractors Are Really Independent
Michael D. Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer, and teacher. He is President of Omega HR Consulting, a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings 35+ years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as a Senior HR professional. He has over 18 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation.
Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRConsulting.com, which has been recognized as top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources.
Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations, and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues.
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The Webinar will discuss methods to ensure that workers classified as independent contractors are independent. With the push by the US Department of Labor to clamp down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors it is important for companies to make sure they have everyone classified correctly. Under the Affordable Care Act, many employers have thought about using independent contractors more to avoid having to offer healthcare. It is not that easy.
Companies that use independent contractors to perform aspects of the business want to ensure that these workers are truly independent. Making a mistake can cause companies to have to reclassify workers as employees and subsequently be required to pay back taxes and penalties. Human Resources managers, Office Managers, and small and mid-size business owners need to be aware of the issues involved.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will learn key factors that would determine how a worker is properly classified as “independent.” The attendee will learn what they can and cannot do when dealing with independent contractors to accomplish work.
Who Should Attend
- HR professionals at all levels
- HR Managers
- HR administrators
- Business owners
- Office managers