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IRS Must Reveal Workers’ Tax Return Information in Employee Misclassification Case

By |May 30th, 2017|

A recent unanimous ruling by the U.S. Tax Court could make it easier for employers whose workers have been reclassified as “employees” by the IRS to avoid income tax liability for the workers’ earnings. The ruling allowed an employer access to its reclassified workers’ individual tax returns, which could reveal that they had already paid income tax on their earnings, thereby reducing the employer’s liability for withholding taxes. This article details the implications of the U.S. Tax Court Case.

DOL’s Final Rule Brings Sweeping Changes to Overtime Requirements

By |May 24th, 2016|

The DOL has released a final rule that makes dramatic changes to the determination of which executive, administrative and professional employees are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule will make it more difficult for employers to classify employees as exempt from overtime requirements. This article details the changes under the new rule and provides compliance options.

New Document Sheds Light on Independent Contractors vs. Employees Controversy

By |August 20th, 2015|

The Department of Labor recently issued a document intending to shed light on the controversy over classifying workers as independent contractors vs. employees. This blog post will discuss the contents of the document and what it means for employers.