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Independent Contractor v Employee

“Hiring” an Independent Contractor

If you’ve ever used the words “hire” and “independent contractor” in the same sentence, listen up. The Department of Labor is cracking down on employment misclassifications. Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the DOL Wage and Hour Division, said in a January news release, “We are aggressively expanding efforts to combat the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and are targeting…

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