Overnight Open Thread

jaunte2/18/2010 8:32:51 am PST

re: #440 drcordell

I was working directly for CBS, using their equipment at their offices, scheduled full time 40+ hours a week. And they labeled me a “contractor” to avoid paying any payroll taxes, or to provide me with any overtime pay or benefits. It’s wrong, and illegal.

I hear about this practice a lot. My company has always been advised by our accountant that this is not legal, and that an IRS audit would get us in a lot of trouble if they found out our small company (34 employees) was doing it. How do the bigger corporations manage to get around employment laws without some whistleblower going to the IRS?