Worker Classification Issues

Are the people who perform services for your business independent contractors or employees? It makes a difference when it comes to certain taxes that must be withheld and paid to the IRS and EDD for employees. Many California businesses who utilize independent contractor services come under the scrutiny of the IRS or the EDD regarding the classification of these workers. The tax audit and petition process can be confusing and frustrating.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC provide expert guidance in forming legitimate contractor relationships, reviewing your current business practices and representing your business in a tax audit. If you have already been assessed for misclassification of workers, we can represent you in an appeal before the IRS or file a petition on your behalf before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board regarding a contested EDD assessment.

Factors for determining proper worker classification vary at the state and federal levels, but both focus initially on whether the principal exerts control over, or has the right to control the worker. Other factors about the nature of the work relationship are used to guide determination if the right to control is absent or undetermined.

Our firm has a successful track record in guiding employers through the process of worker classification, representation at audit, and defending against the government claims of misclassification. From our office in Sacramento, our attorneys represent individuals and businesses from California, throughout the United States and abroad.

Contact an Attorney About Worker Classification Issues

For more information or to schedule a consultation with an attorney at the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, call 916-488-8501 (800-684-7147 toll free) or fill out the contact form on this site.