Three Tests to Determine Worker Classification

Not sure if you should classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor? Follow these three interactive tests for guidance.

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Avoid misclassification and hire with confidence

Worker misclassification is a common mistake made by employers. In the US, up to 30% of employers have misclassified some of their worker.

What is worker misclassification?

Worker misclassification is when you categorize a worker as an independent contractor even though they fit the criteria of an employee. If the IRS discovers you’ve misclassified a worker, you can face fines or jail time.

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These tests follow US guidelines. If you’re hiring outside the US, check your worker’s local laws regarding employment classification.