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We want to hire an administrative assistant. Can we classify this person as an independent contractor during a 90-day try-out period and then, if they work out, hire them as a full-time employee at the end of the 90 days?

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The short answer is no. It’s highly unlikely that an administrative assistant would meet the criteria for classification as an independent contractor. The IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor, along with state agencies, have specific criteria for determining who is an employee and who is an independent contractor. These…

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Working Interviews and Alternatives

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Few things are more frustrating for employers than finding out that a new hire oversold their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The employee looked great on paper and appeared confident and competent in the interview, but when it came to doing the basic duties of the job, they just didn’t have…

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Immigration News – A Moving Target

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As individuals and businesses weigh how best to respond to the immigration ‘ban’ and its effect, we are staying in close contact with our immigration legal experts. Here’s a February 6th update from ALG Law Firm (shared with their kind permission): TRAVEL WARNING – UPDATE On January 27, 2017, President…

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