Scott Connolly Comments on the Importance of Properly Classifying Workers in Accounting Today

In Accounting Today’s article “Properly Classifying Workers Remains a Major Problem“, employment attorney Scott Connolly comments on how worker misclassification is a prevalent issues for both the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing officials. Companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors avoid paying numerous payments under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which can lead to trouble with the …

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Legislation Proposed to Address “Problems” Caused by the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

By: Bob Shea Amendments made in 2004 to the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law, M.G.L. c. 149, §148B (“MICL”), caused significant problems for many businesses that use independent contractors.  See "The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law" and "Supreme Judicial Court Decision Heightens Concern for Businesses Using Independent Contractors". MICL currently provides that an individual performing any service to …

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