November 10th, 2011 11:37am - Posted By: Fern O'Brien
The federal and state governments have been increasing their enforcement efforts against companies who are classifying their workers as independent contractors when they are actually employees. The result of the enforcement on employers is paying all of the back taxes, including penalties and interest, from the time the worker began working for the employer.
California has just upped the ante with its new worker misclassification law (SB 459), scheduled to go into effect in January 1, 2012. This may be a harbinger of things to come as governments are actively seeking more effective ways to collect taxes.
The new law includes the following:
· Prohibits the willful misclassification of wo ...
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