"Georgia Department of Labor Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification," HR Business and Legal Resources
On November 11, 2014, HR Business and Legal Resources published Raanon Gal’s article, “Georgia Department of Labor Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification.” The article walks readers through why the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is ramping up investigations of independent contractors, and how employers should establish that a worker is an independent contractor. Mr. Gal suggests that state governments, including Georgia, are eager to correct employee/contractor misclassifications because they are losing tax revenue from independent contractor relationships, which don’t require automatic state income tax withholding. However, the loss of an independent contractor status for workers can be devastating to small companies or companies in industries with low profit margins. Read the full article in HR Business and Legal Resources.