This new scrutiny is coming just as companies, struggling with competition in this economy, are looking to contract out work as a way to reduce costs and remain competitive.
The crackdown on independent contractors will be widespread in cash-strapped states, and the red flags for any kind of compliance audit are numerous.
The bottom line — how you classify your current and future workers will take on increased significance and risk.
The following self-audit can help you to determine if you and your company are at risk. Taking five minutes out of your schedule to evaluate your employer-contractor relationships could save your company from a potential financial disaster.