I often received questions about whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or employee. In fact a blog post on Employees v. Independent Contractors is still one of the most popular posts ever on my blog even though I wrote it over three years ago.
In a couple of recent blog posts, Brick Gentry immigration lawyer, Austin Kennedy, explores the use of independent contractors by companies hoping not to verify the employment authorization of a worker and whether this practice could lead to liability. His posts are worth a read.
See links below:
Does an Employer Have to Verify the Employment Authorization of Independent Contractors?
When can an Employer’s Use of Subcontractors Still Lead to Liability?