An Empirical Assist in Resolving the Classification Dilemma of Workers as Either Employees or Independent Contractors
Journal of Applied Business Research
The classification of workers as "employees" or "independent contractors" is important because the employer's legal responsibilities vary depending upon the nature of the working relationship. For federal tax purposes, the term "employee" is not clearly defined. However, the model developed in this study is able to correctly classify 96.6 percent of the judicial decisions (1980-2005) involving the status of a worker as either an employee or independent contractor. Also, the model demonstrates stability over time and between judicial venues.
Accounting | Taxation
Steven A. Hanke, Teresa J. Webb, Ted D. Englebrecht, and Timothy O. Bisping (2008).
An Empirical Assist in Resolving the Classification Dilemma of Workers as Either Employees or Independent Contractors. Journal of Applied Business Research.24 (2), 45-65.