Does your organization work with true independent contractors, or are you working with individuals who are really part time, flexible employees? The IRS and EDD do not accept ignorance as a defense or excuse in misclassification issues. This session will explore the differences between employees versus independent contractors, and exempt versus non-exempt, to help you determine what classification is right for your organization. We will also review penalties, fines and other risk factors associated with misclassifying employees. Finally we will discuss best practices in transitioning independent contractors to employment status.