How to Make Sure Your Independent Contractors are really Independent.

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    Speaker: Michael D. Haberman
    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 700105
    Level: Beginner
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The Webinar will discuss methods to insure that workers classified under independent contractor agreement are independent. With the push by the US Department of Labor to clamp down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors it is important for companies to make sure they have everyone classified correctly. Under the Affordable Care Act many employers have thought about using independent contractors more to avoid having to offer healthcare. It is not that easy.

why should you attend

Companies that use independent contractors to perform aspects of the business want to insure that these workers are truly independent. Making a mistake can cause companies to have to reclassify workers as employees and subsequently be required to pay back taxes and penalties. Human Resources managers, Office Managers, and small and mid-size business owners need to be aware of the issues involved.

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Areas Covered

•  Who can be independent?
•  Definitions
•  What does independent mean?
•  The IRS classifications
•  State regulations
•  The issue of workers’ compensation quote
•  What happens when an Independent Contractor applies for unemployment

Learning Objectives

•  Learn key factors that would determine how a worker is properly classified as “independent”
•  Learn what they can and cannot do when dealing with independent contractors to accomplish work


•  HR Professionals
•  HR VP’s
•  HR Managers
•  HR Administrators
•  Business Owners
•  Office Managers
•  Office Supervisors


Michael D. Haberman, is Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., a consulting & services company offering Complete HR Solutions.

Mr. Haberman brings over 35 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in today's ever-changing business environment. He has a BA in Psychology; a Master's of Science in Industrial Relations and is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). He is an instructor in Human Resources for the Continuing Education Departments of the University of Georgia and Emory University where he teaches HR certification.

He is the author of Human Resources blog entitled HR Observations, which has been recognized several times as a Top 25 in human resources related blogs. He is also considered one of the leading HR professionals to follow on Twitter. He has gained a reputation as a compliance expert. He speaks on a variety of subjects to webinar audiences, conferences, business associations and business based civic clubs.

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