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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. Are you currently on a search for a new job? If you are, you may be using the internet, as well as your local newspapers, to find job openings.

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“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.).

10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce

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The independent workforce is called a lot of different things: freelancer, contract worker, project based workforce, 1099 employee, contingent worker, on-demand workforce and even the extended workforce.

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…. There can be huge perks to being a full-time independent contractor: You set your own schedule. You decide what work you do and don’t want to do.

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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. My boss just went on maternity leave and I took over her duties in addition to my own. I’m excited for the opportunities this will present me when she gets back (promotion, raise, etc.),

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Corporate Culture and the Hiring Process

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Or 3 years of W2′s, 2 months of your last pay stubs, and if you filed any 1099′s we would like to see those as well.

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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. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. An employee clique is causing problems.

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Monster Unveils Facebook Based Social Media Tool BeKnown at SHRM

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I’m assuming that Monster will send annual 1099’s to those individuals, as these bonuses should be taxed as income accordingly.

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. I’m hoping you can tell me if there is anything that can be done about an employee who had admitted to taking one vacation day a week each month so that he is working only four days a week most months of the year!

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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. I see a lot of conversation on your site about whether or not you should invite your boss to your wedding, but I find myself in the opposite situation. 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? I’m the head of a team of 15-20 part-time employees who are paid hourly and do not get benefits or paid leave.

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? I work for a fairly large defense contracting company, and it’s my first job out of college. I’ve been working there for nearly 2 years, and I share an office room with 3 other people.

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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. When I was offered it, the pay was a bit lower than I was hoping for so I asked HR if I could discuss it with someone.

“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. The requirement that the employer send to both you and your attorney the Form 1099 comes from a U.S. 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. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators February 13, 2009 · 91 comments I’ve heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I’ve never taken the time to look into them.

Going Solo—Five Tips for Beginning Freelancers

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As a 1099 employee, you can expect a big tax hit at the end of the year, so force yourself to set aside at least 25 percent of your monthly income for Uncle Sam. So, you’re going freelance?

“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. I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. When the bill came, for family coverage all I had to pay for my entire family was $325 monthly.

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.

Work at Home as an Advertising Sales Rep

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Work at Home as an Advertising Sales Rep April 30, 2009 · 2 comments I saw this listing on Craigslist yesterday and thought I’d post it here in case there’s someone stopping by who might be interested in working in the wedding industry… (Note: 1099 simply means that you’ll be a contracted worker as opposed to an employee.)

“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. When I became a W-2 employee, I was required to sign a new and detailed non-compete agreement, but not compensated extra for signing it. Is it enforceable? Bernard. New York, New York.

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! Facebook announces one of the biggest swings against search giant Google? The Social Search!?! Just wow.

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

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Hire traditional staff or go after the 1099 labor situation described above? Note to the kids in HR: If you really want to move up the ladder, you're eventually going to find yourself asking the following two questions: "Is It My Job To Find the Cheapest Labor for the Same Quality?". "Is

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. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself.

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 would like to ask your advice on whether or not to resign from a nonprofit. I was hired over two years ago by a visual arts organization. It’s been a really amazing opportunity, but a huge amount of work.

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. A set price was never agreed on, or truly determined.

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. A set price was never agreed on, or truly determined.

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. First, some background: As you clearly know, the IRS lays out rules for when someone can be paid as a 1099 contractor and when they must be paid as an employee (which would mean the employer withholds income taxes, withholds and pays Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pays unemployment taxes).What’s

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. Ever wonder what those job listings are referring to? Well, it’s likely those listings are referring to About.com’s Guide positions.

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. I recently finished grad school and I’m in my first full-time position and I start managing twelve employees next month, and I’ve been reading as many books and blogs in managing as possible. My question for you is this. I love feedback and I’ve been accustomed to giving and receiving it in grad school.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I worked as a 1099 independent contractor for a company that was bought out. Question 1: What can an independent contractor in North Carolina do to collect commissions he is owed? I am owed money by the purchasing company.

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? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? 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. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

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. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

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. My current job overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated me.

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. I wanted to have a safety net, something to fall back on in case the contract job I was pursing didn’t work out. So I decided to start a business.

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. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators February 13, 2009 · 91 comments I’ve heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I’ve never taken the time to look into them.

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. I am the owner, founder, and managing partner of a small law firm. We employ 15 people. Of those 15, we have four leaders.

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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. Tomorrow morning, I have a second interview for a middle management position. I do not know how things will evolve.