Does your organization work with true independent contractors, or are you working with individuals who are really part time, flexible employees? Are you paying some employees a salary, when they do not qualify for that type of pay? The Court system, 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 employees in your organization. We will also review penalties, fines and other risk factors associated with misclassifying employees. Finally we will discuss best practices in transitioning employees from one status to another.