Human Resources News & Insights

IRS reminder: Your contractors have to pass this test, too

Earlier this summer, the DOL issued a statement that most thought laid to rest any argument as to which independent contractor classification test employers should follow. But since then, the IRS has essentially said, “Not so fast.” 

Answers to tricky HR questions: Does our social media policy apply to contractors?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Social media policies and contractors/freelancers.

Feds’ crusade against worker misclassification just got bigger

The Department of Labor (DOL) is adding firepower in its fight against companies that commit worker classification mistakes.

Employee or independent contractor? 3 ways to tell

When an independent contractor was fired, he retaliated … by suing the company where he worked for misclassifying him. He wanted back pay for the 26 hours of overtime he worked each week for 12 years. Did he win?

New DOL Web site offers guidance on employment regs

You’re no doubt aware of the stepped-up enforcement efforts of the Department of Labor (DOL) in the Obama administration. Well, now the DOL wants to make nice — with a new net resource designed to help employers stay compliant with the maze of federal employment regs.

Feds answer 5 tricky E-Verify questions

The new E-Verify rule for federal contractors has a lot of employers wondering exactly who’s covered by the requirement — and what they have to do now.

Feds answer HR's E-Verify questions

The new E-Verify rule that went into effect earlier this month has a lot of employers scratching their heads, wondering exactly who’s required to use the system and when they have to start.

Oops: Contractors more efficient than employees

What would you do if you found temporary workers were more efficient than your full-time employees?

When in Rome …

Looking to hire contractors? Do you go local or out of town? Here’s an argument for local.