I have handled almost 100 unemployment insurance audits by the New Jersey DOL, where the underlying gravamen is that certain individuals are or are not independent contractors. The Auditors enforce the law very strictly and follow, in my view, an almost mechanistic approach in their determinations that virtually every 1099 person they audit is an

The United States Department of Labor has announced that it will coordinate with the Internal Revenue Service as well as state officials in enforcing laws related to treatment of individuals as employees, rather than independent contractors.  This represents yet another tactic or step being taken to deal with the problem of alleged employee misclassification and