What’s the difference between and employee and a contractor?

Some employers choose to classify their workers as 1099 contractors instead of as traditional W-2 employees. Generally, this is a bad idea that invites all sorts of scrutiny from the taxing authorities (IRS, state, departments of labor, etc.).  This infographic does a good job of highlighting the differences between employees and contractors and highlights the consequences of misclassification.

 

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Why Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Matters [INFOGRAPHIC] | Wunderland via Work Awesome

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