AEP Legal Corner – Independent Contractor or Employer: Getting It Right Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

by Gary M. Gansle, partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Labor and Employment practice

For far too long, employers have taken a laissez-faire approach to classifying workers as independent contractors in order to help control costs, streamline their organizations, and honor the stated preferences of their workers. However, the cost associated with being undisciplined and incorrect about these classification decisions can be quite expensive, and is likely to get more expensive in the near future given the Department of Labor’s “Misclassification Initiative,” which is designed to identify and reduce employee misclassification.

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