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Comments Submitted on Worker Classification Study to U.S. Department of Labor

On Monday, March 11, 2013, Richard Reibstein, the publisher of this blog, submitted 17 pages of detailed Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed data collection for its Worker Classification Survey. The Comments, which were officially received By the … Continue reading

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Extension of the IRS’s Voluntary Classification Settlement Program: Is it Worth the Price of Admission for Businesses Concerned About Independent Contractor Misclassification?

The IRS earlier this week temporarily expanded the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), which was the subject of a prior post, to permit taxpayers who do not meet all of the conditions for the original Program to reclassify independent contractors as employees for federal employment … Continue reading

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IRS Confirms Valid Use of Independent Contractors

An IRS official noted that it is a valid business position to classify workers as independent contractors, so long as the business follows the law in making the classification.  Anita Bartels, Program Manager for the IRS’s Employment Tax Compliance Policy … Continue reading

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U.S. Budget: Labor Department Gets Additional Funds to “Detect and Deter the Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors”

The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget was announced by President Obama on Monday, February 13.  It once again includes special funding for the Labor Department to “detect and deter” companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors.  Specifically, on page 146 of … Continue reading

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California and U.S. Labor Department Enter into Memo of Understanding to Jointly Combat Independent Contractor Misclassification

In a news release issued earlier today, February 9, 2012, the California Labor Commissioner co-hosted a press teleconference with the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor during which they announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the … Continue reading

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