Guide: 1099-Independent Contractors vs. W-2 Employees

Get the most recent definitions of worker classifications and how you can ensure that your business is prepared to bring on temporary or part-time workers.

November 12, 2019

Worker Classifications and What They Mean for Your Business

With new labor laws like AB5, a new California policy that has changed the way contract workers are classified, don’t be surprised if other states soon follow its lead. This new law has many businesses and workers wondering what how they can determine a 1099 contractor from a W-2 employee. We’ve put together an easy comparison guide that will help you tell the difference, no matter where you’re located.

Worker Classifications and What They Mean for Your Business

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