This article posted on our partner site discusses the benefits and, more importantly, the risks associated with designating workers as independent contractors in a contract (e.g., risk of litigation for misclassification lawsuits; costly audits by pension, tax, and employment agencies). The author provides three tips for companies who wish to minimize these risks: honestly assess the nature of working relationships, have the parties’ intent as to the independent contractor’s status clarified in a contract, and seek counsel to review classifications if necessary.

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