Using Independent Contractors and Outside Firms: Avoiding Employee Misclassification Checklist
A Checklist of independent contractor classification considerations and practical steps a company can take to minimize the risk of misclassification of employees as independent contractors. This Checklist considers individual workers and using outside firms as independent contractors. It is jurisdiction-neutral.
This resource is being updated to reflect the DOL's Administrator Interpretation 2015-1, The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act's "Suffer or Permit" Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors, issued July 15, 2015.