It's not unusual for me to get a phone call from an IIABNY member who has a client that is hiring people on a "1099" basis; that is, the client thinks the person hired is an independent contractor and not an employee. "1099" refers to the form on which the business reports the person's compensation to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. But does the mere use of a 1099 form make someone an independent contractor, rather than an employee?
This is the first of two episodes of the Ask Tim podcast in which I look at this question. This episode looks at the construction industy; the next one will discuss non-construction situations. Suffice to say, the answer is a bit more complicated than just an IRS form.
In this episode:
- The Trusted Choice® chopper exhibition at the New York State Fair
- The chopper's appearance on the TV show American Chopper
- My office improvement plans
- The New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act
- The Workers Compensation page in the IIABNY Research Library
Any thoughts, comments or questions about the episode? Feel free to leave them in the comments.