Help, the Auditors are Coming!: Audit Your Independent Contractors Before the Government Does

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn how to correctly classify contractors and perform internal audits to protect your organization from costly government fines.

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees has never been an easy task for employers. While the consequences for getting it wrong have always been significant, the stakes just got higher. The federal government has allocated $25 million and 100 new investigators to detect and deter inappropriately classified independent contractors, an effort projected to raise $7 billion from employers over the next decade. Refresh your understanding of the rules regarding classification, understand how penalties are calculated, get practical how-to's to help you establish whether someone is truly a contractor, and learn how to perform an internal audit to shore up your practices—before you get a costly knock on the door.

Learning Objectives:

  • A detailed review of the various government agency rules regarding classification of independent contractors versus employees.
  • An explanation of how audits are triggered and how penalties are calculated.
  • Practices for hiring and managing independent contractors that help ensure compliance.
  • How to perform an internal audit.
  • How to correct misclassification of individuals.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Lauraine Bifulco


Lauraine is a veteran human resource executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience. As President/Owner of Vantaggio HR, Lauraine and her multi-state staff provide HR consulting to companies of all sizes. Lauraine is highly sought after for her expertise, and frequently speaks at national and local seminars. Ms. Bifulco is often quoted in publications, and was recently featured in OC Metro's magazine's "Top 20 Women to Watch" edition.

LVCC N259-261
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Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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