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Labor and Employment Digest: April 2015, InsideCounsel

April 2, 2015
Michelle W. Johnson

On April 1, 2015, Michelle W. Johnson was quoted in InsideCounsel’s April Labor and Employment Digest on misclassified workers and the IRS. “The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) provides a way for employers who have misclassified workers as independent contractors to get a fresh start by paying the IRS just over 1 percent of a worker's previous year's compensation. To be eligible, a company can't be the target of an IRS or Department of Labor audit, must have filed 1099s for the worker, and must consistently have treated the worker as a nonemployee. But there are risks, because the VCSP does not absolve an employer of potential liability for misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act or other laws. Employers should carefully evaluate whether the voluntary settlement program is right for them,” said Ms. Johnson. To read the full article, click here.