Tag: IRS


Work Opportunity Tax Credit 101

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is designed to be an incentive for employers to hire people who frequently face difficulty finding employment. As the name implies, this incentive is in the form of a tax credit. As such, it is administered by both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]

Hiring an Independent Contractor? Make Sure to Pass the Tests

Perhaps the most common type of nontraditional worker in the new workforce is the independent contractor. The recession saw many people seeking work as independent contractors and as the economy has improved, these relationships have continued, whether due to the preference of the employer, the employee, or both.


Tips for Safely Hiring Independent Contractors and Ending the Relationship

The independent contractor model of work has become increasingly popular with both businesses and workers, but it’s not without its hazards. Misclassifying workers as independent contractors when the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor say they should be classified as employees can have serious consequences. Here are 10 tips that can make it more […]

On Demand: Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Employees?

Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV. Everything is on demand today—including employees, says attorney Deanna Brinkerhoff. Deanna Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. Why Recruiters Are Looking for More On-Demand Talent Brinkerhoff notes […]

Catering to Candidates with Student Loans

By Holly Jones, JD, Senior Legal Editor In yesterday’s Advisor, we took a look at why certain 401(k) benefits are not as attractive to candidates with significant student loan debt. These candidates might not be able to contribute, and so the benefit becomes a nonbenefit. Today we’ll explore how employers can offer an alternate benefit […]