March 1, 2011 - Vol. 3.6

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In this issue we take a look at how companies can use contractors effectively and reduce their risk. An IRS representative talks about the agency's focus on IC classification.

Feature: Get It Right

March 10, 2011

According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher of this newsletter, less than 20 percent of companies believe that their ICs are all classified properly. SIA estimates also showed that companies spent roughly $250 billion on independent contractors during 2009. There's money to be had. Little... More

In the Spotlight: There's No Design To Go After The Larger Companies

March 10, 2011

For the March issue, CWS 30 talks with a representative of the Internal Revenue Service. John Tuzynski, chief employment tax operations in the Small Business Self Employed (SBSE) group, discusses what misclassification means. The misclassification of employees costs the U.S. government money that it... More

Behind the News: Europe

March 10, 2011

Many European staffing agencies are actively considering how best to approach the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) 2010 legislation, which provides agency workers with rights such as to equal pay. This piece of legislation goes into effect beginning October 2011 in the United Kingdom. Agencies are considering... More

Legal Eagle: Tightening IC Rules

March 10, 2011

Independent contractor classification remains a priority for companies and legislators alike. Companies are facing increasing scrutiny from government auditors, while state legislators are looking for ways to tighten up legal definitions pertaining to IC classification.