Human Resources News & Insights

Feds issue new guidance on ICs: Don’t fall into these two traps

Using independent contractors (ICs) continues to be a popular tactic for employers that want to avoid the hassle of withholding taxes and offering benefits. But be careful …   

Lowe’s gets hammered in independent contractor settlement: $6.5 million

If your organization uses the services of independent contractors, here’s something to think about: Lowe’s Home Centers is on the hook to the tune of $6.5 million — plus legal fees — to settle a lawsuit filed by ICs who claimed they legally qualified as employees.