Course Description

One of the challenges faced by a business owner is deciding if a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or an employee. This webinar will focus on the information that needs to be considered when trying to make this decision. Topics covered include definitions of each classification, resources to help an employer make the decision and updates on recent regulations. Business owners who are looking for information and resources on classifying workers should attend.

Course Outline

  • Definition of an Independent Contractor & a W-2 Employee
  • Pros and Cons of Independent Contractors versus FTE
  • IRS guidelines
  • Penalties for misclassifying a full-time employee as an independent contractor
  • Resources and recent updates

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will learn more about the areas to consider when classifying workers.
  • Attendees will be given information on resources to help with the decision-making to determine independent contractor versus employee.


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact 478-757-3609.  Email: macon@georgiasbdc.org or UGA SBDC in Macon, 4875 Riverside Dr. Suite 202, Macon, GA. 31210.
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