Patrick McGuiness

Worker Classification – Are Your Workers Subcontractors or Employees

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There is often a tendency in the green industries to hire people as laborers and state that the worker is a ‘subcontractor’ or ‘independent contractor’. I don’t know when or where this trend started, but the labels are often used inappropriately by business owners and contractors.

I have heard from many people that they believe this is ok, as long as the worker is given a ‘subcontractor agreement’ and an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the year. For whatever reason, there is the misconception that taking these steps makes the worker a legitimate subcontractor. Unfortunately for business […]

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