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Five Independent Contractor Myths That Can Hurt You

Five Independent Contractor Myths That Can Hurt You

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a serious problem. When workers don't actually meet the legal test for independent contractor status, it exposes the employer to significant liability.

In fact, a misclassification mistake can result in civil penalties; liability for unpaid wages, including potential overtime pay; liability for meal and rest breaks; liability for employment taxes; and more. Ouch.

Class action lawsuits in this area continue to rise, and independent contractor arrangements are under increasing scrutiny from California and federal enforcement agencies.

Download CalChamber's free white paper to read about the five independent contractor myths that can put you on these agencies' radar or land you in a lawsuit.

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CalChamber is the largest, broad-based business advocate, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable, easy-to-use compliance products and services.

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