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How to Identify an Employment Scam

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Rather,you become an independent contractor who receives a 1099 instead of a W-2 tax form at the end of the year.

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10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce

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Click here to register. . Coming out of the recession I wanted control over my own career. HR Times). HR Times). HR Times). UC Berkeley Labor Center ).

“Are non-compete agreements binding on independent contractors?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I worked as a 1099 independent contractor, and not as an employee. I was paid no salary, but only commissions. While I did that, I also signed a non-compete agreement. I left there and I am now working for a different company, also as an independent contractor (not an employee.). Is this legal? . City, State not noted).

think you want to work for yourself? here’s what you should consider.

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However, before joining the land of the 1099 employees (1099 = the tax form you’ll be getting instead of a W2), make sure you’ve thought through the following five changes that will be coming your way, so you don’t get caught off guard or under prepared. And now a break to talk about a sponsor…. Your taxes will dramatically change.

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manager is on maternity leave and I’m overwhelmed, a company told me they’d call the police if I contact them again, and more

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Interviewer asked me if each of my freelance projects was as a 1099 or W2. The HR director asked me if I received a 1099 or W2 for each freelance project. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My manager is on maternity leave and I’m overwhelmed. but I’m extremely overwhelmed for right now. What do I do and say?

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Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips

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The post Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do your research. b. How to stand out when applying.

update: my coworker won’t stop complaining about our health insurance and I feel horribly guilty

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He was not 1099, but he was a full-employee of the external contracting company. Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wouldn’t stop complaining about his health insurance and she felt guilty because she’d helped hire him? Here’s the update. He actually stopped complaining! Which he asked for but apparently never read.

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employee clique is causing problems, employer will pay me more if I work as a contractor, and more

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I asked him to expand upon this, and he said that if I wanted to waive all benefits, including leave, and become a 1099 contractor, they could meet $65k. They can’t just decide to make you a 1099 contractor without restructuring the job; there are legal restrictions on how contractors must be treated. Here we go…. See more here.).

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employee takes a vacation day every week, listing Airbnb hosting on a resume, and more

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My husband and I are hosts on Airbnb, which involves a lot of coordination, hospitality, scheduling, and business management/accounting (we receive a 1099 from Airbnb). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee takes a vacation day every week. He has told me that this is exactly what he intends. But I wonder. ” 2.

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attending an employee’s wedding, interns and gift-giving, and more

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I’m a 1099 contractor, and I was clear that I would work remotely (from home) and attend meetings as needed with advance notice. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Attending an employee’s wedding. My employee invited me to her wedding, which is coming up in a few months. What are the expectations around my attendance?

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asking sick employees to stay home, I don’t want to do the intern hiring, and more

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It is a freelance/contractor type position (1099) but the interns are required to be in the office during specified hours, use company-owned computers, do not set their own rates, etc. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I ask employees to stay home if they’re sick? Asking to be absolved of intern hiring duties.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I am wondering if you can tell me if a company has the right to change an employees status from W2 to 1099 without a 30 day notice? It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. I blew up at my coworker; which of us was out of line? Could I have handled the situation differently?

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agreeing to negotiate salary in 6 months, badgering people into not taking sick leave, and more

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Some gym employees are 1099 contractors; if that’s the case, then this wouldn’t apply, and the pay can be whatever they negotiate together. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Accepting a job with an agreement to negotiate salary after six months. I recently started a new job. It’s a very normal part of business. ” 2.

“If my employer pays my attorney fees, am I taxed on the amount they pay?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Recently, I received a tax Form 1099 saying that I was responsible for paying income taxes on that $5,000. Every now and then I find an employer, and smaller employers in particular, are not aware of this rule, and does not issue dual Forms 1099. Question: Last year, I hired an attorney to help me negotiate my severance package.

Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators

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You’ll be an Independent contractor, not an employee, so you’ll be responsible for claiming earned income (anything over $600 for the year) based on the 1099 they’ll send come tax time. So today I hopped on over the Leapforce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator! UPDATE – Sept.

Going Solo—Five Tips for Beginning Freelancers

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So, you’re going freelance? This will make life a whole lot easier at tax time. Set Goals — Do you need $1,000 or $3,000 a month to pay the bills?

Top Five Workplace Blogs of the Week

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The Danger of Using 1099 Independent Contractors to Avoid Obamacare. We’re back! This week was a doozy! The Social Search!?! Just wow.

“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most commonly, former employees who receive “subsidized COBRA” will receive an IRS Form 1099 Misc at the end of the year showing additional income to that former employee in the amount of the employer COBRA subsidy. Question: Dear Alan: I was recently laid off from my job in pharmaceutical sales, and received a small severance. ” e.

Are You Committing Unemployment Insurance Fraud By Accident?

Career Realism

This includes: cash jobs, commission, self-employment, 1099 or temporary. Unemployment Insurance Fraud takes place when an individual conceals or misrepresents some information to get or increase unemployment insurance payments. Most often UI frauds imply making a false statement about one’s work and earnings. Not reporting a work separation.

Work at Home as an Advertising Sales Rep

Telecommuting Journal

1099 Advertising Sales Reps Wedding Solutions Publishing, America’s foremost authority in wedding planning is growing its force of independent sales agents to address expanding demand for new territories nationally. With this compensation, an agent should be able to make well over $50,000 per year. CiteULike co.mments Connotea del.icio.us

“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I worked for a company as a 1099 independent contractor for several years. Question: Is it true that a non-compete agreement can only be enforced when the employee signing it is compensated for giving up their rights? Then I was brought on as a W-2 employee, and the compensation remained the same. Is it enforceable? Bernard. 2011 Alan L.

Digital Content Slaves/OffShoring/1099s: Is It HR's Job To Find the Cheapest Labor for the Same Quality?

HR Capitalist

Hire traditional staff or go after the 1099 labor situation described above? Is it My Job To Do That Before I'm Asked ?". You're half right.

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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If you are contracting yourself out and working on a 1099, then you are required to make quarterly estimated tax payments. Like, really hard.

should I leave my dream job, interview makeup mishaps, and more

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My boss has claimed me as an independent contractor for the last 9 years and I’ve been given 1099 tax forms for each of those years. Happy 4th of July! To celebrate, we have seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Should I leave my dream job? I was hired over two years ago by a visual arts organization.

Moving Out

Evil HR Lady

If she was an independent contractor, she would have been provided with (most likely) a 1099 for the same purposes. I have a friend, a really good friend whose father got remarried and they moved to the stepmother's house. My friend, recently turned 18 or 19 at the time, was told to expect to pay room and board. She agreed. Clean toilets.

Moving Out

Evil HR Lady

If she was an independent contractor, she would have been provided with (most likely) a 1099 for the same purposes. I have a friend, a really good friend whose father got remarried and they moved to the stepmother's house. My friend, recently turned 18 or 19 at the time, was told to expect to pay room and board. She agreed. Clean toilets.

what to do when your employer illegally treats you as a contractor

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A reader writes: My question relates to being a 1099 contractor for a consulting firm. The IRS says that 1099 contractors are subject to certain rules, such as the company not controlling where the worker does the work. I was under the impression that I would be working with the rights and privileges of an independent contractor.

Share Your Passion – Be an About.com Guide

Telecommuting Journal

An independent contractor, or freelancer, isn’t employed by the company directly so for tax purposes you’ll be getting a 1099, not a W-2. If you’re looking for legitimate work at home jobs you might keep running across writing gigs that note “$675/mo base” as the compensation. Billion in 1993. GUIDE. I tried.

I get embarrassingly emotional when criticized, boss is yelling at me for using my phone, and more

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If you’re a 1099 independent contractor, it doesn’t cover you. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I get embarrassingly emotional when criticized. My question for you is this. I love feedback and I’ve been accustomed to giving and receiving it in grad school. Usually it’s over email and addresses written work.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I worked as a 1099 independent contractor for a company that was bought out. I am owed money by the purchasing company. What can I do? Erica.

SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

Evil HR Lady

The 1099 form should be approved by HR or the Legal Department. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Come to HR.

Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

Telecommuting Journal

To learn more about the difference between an employee and a 1099 contractor, refer again to Be Careful, Is it Really Employment. N.E.W.

Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

Telecommuting Journal

To learn more about the difference between an employee and a 1099 contractor, refer again to Be Careful, Is it Really Employment. N.E.W.

my boss wants me to do contract work after I leave for a new job

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That’s because if you’re being paid as a 1099 worker, you’ll be responsible for your own payroll tax, won’t have the cost of benefits factored into your pay, etc. A reader writes: I just accepted a new job that is perfect for me right now and is a major promotion and raise. I also want to renegotiate my hourly rate.

Incorporate Your Business

Telecommuting Journal

Do you get a 1099 form? Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Incorporate Your Business October 13, 2009 · 0 comments Years ago, when I left my day job in pursuit of working from home full time, I didn’t want to place all my eggs in one basket. So I decided to start a business. So I did. By chance, really.

Leapforce Agents - Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

You’ll be an Independent contractor, not an employee, so you’ll be responsible for claiming earned income (anything over $600 for the year) based on the 1099 they’ll send come tax time. So today I hopped on over the Leapforce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator! UPDATE – Sept.

managing a jerk, my director gives out wrong info, and more

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It causes additional stress that I really don’t need at the end of the year when I’m already gearing up for year end taxes, W-2’s, 1099’s, etc. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employee strategically left out coworkers from his holiday party and generally behaves like a jerk. We employ 15 people.

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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My employer takes advantage of me and my pay requirements, and although I work as an employee he gave me a 1099 for my salary this year. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Mentioning that I’d take a more junior position. I am in an interview process. short answers