Employee or Independent Contractor – Learn how to Make a Proper Determination

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Do you know how to make a proper determination between an employee and an independent contractor? If not, you should attend this webinar on the rules and regulations available to help you with this complicated and risky issue.  There are multiple regulations enforced by various governmental agencies at both the federal and state level that relate to this issue.  Prepare your hiring staff to make proper determinations, correctly classify every worker and avoid the fines and penalties that follow misclassification.  Establish clear policies and procedures to ensure you don’t become liable for back taxes, overtime pay, or injunction orders from the Department of Labor.  

Experienced CPA and businessman Miles Hutchinson will review the law regarding worker classification and help you ensure full compliance with the pertinent laws and regulations. He will provide practical guidance in these areas that have become the subject of increasing US DOL, IRS, workers compensation and state unemployment scrutiny.


  • How to determine proper worker classification
  • Review the classification rules of the IRS
  • Compare IRS rules to Fair Labor Standards Act regulations
  • Forms available to assist with the determination and what you should never do with them
  • Risks associated with misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor
  • How to separate the request for classification from the ultimate decision maker – their motivations are very different
  • Learn the safe harbor rules of Independent Contractor classification
  • Know the consequences of misclassification regarding unpaid overtime compensation, unpaid employee benefits, FIT, FICA, Medicare, workers compensation insurance and unemployment insurance, and the potential for injunction orders by the DOL
  • Receive best practices for managing this risky compliance issue that arises daily


Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one billion dollar real estate development company. Miles is a highly sought after professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 1000 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, such as financial analysis and modeling, accounting matters, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. His clients include, Abbott Labs, Citicorp, the FBI, GE, Pfizer, and the US Marine Corps.

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