Getting Your Employee Classification Right
With the recent Uber controversy in California and the massive move towards gig economy jobs, how can you know if you’ve been classified correctly in a contract position? It might seem like a small detail, but if you’ve been misclassified as a contract worker when you aren’t supposed to be, you could lose critical protections. It’s a complicated process, and there’s no magic line for what distinguishes a traditional employee from a 1099 contract employee, it’s worth your time to figure it out. Let’s go through how to sort it out and why you’ll want to know.