HR Form of the Week: Audit Checklist for Maintaining Independent Contractor Status

Posted By: Guardian HR Staff Posted On: November 13, 2023 Share:

Each week, we will feature a different document from our forms library and provide information about where to find it, what it's used for, and any necessary instructions. With this program, you'll always be one step ahead of the game when it comes to finding the forms you need.

This week, the HR Form of the Week is an Audit Checklist for Maintaining Independent Contractor Status.

For clients with access to the Forms Library, you can locate the document as follows:

It is critical for all organizations to correctly determine whether an individual providing services are employees or independent contractors to avoid misclassification issues that can lead to legal and financial consequences. Employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors may be liable for income tax withholdings, unpaid wages and wage-related penalties, state disability and unemployment insurance contributions, workers' compensation insurance premiums, liability to employees and third parties for workplace injuries, as well as other civil penalties and fines.

This weeks HR Form of the Week will help analyze whether an individual qualifies for independent contractor status, or if they should be classified as an employee. Additional materials, guidelines, checklists, worksheets and state-specific information can be found in the Independent Contractor Folder in the GHR Forms Library.

We hope you find this information valuable and that it helps to make your HR experience easier and more efficient.

How to download the HR Form of the Week: 

  1. Click the "Audit Checklist for Maintaining Independent Contractor Status" button
  2. Click "File"
  3. Click "Download"


Click Here to Download an Audit Checklist for Maintaining Independent Contractor Status

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