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HR Basics


All businesses, big and small, have to comply with a myriad of regulations surrounding Human Resources. Business demands eventually push companies to hire employees and in turn, based on the number of employees, additional laws apply.

There are several sites in Iowa to assist businesses with compliance related to employee administration:

Independent Contractor vs Employee

It is critical to make certain you are properly classifying workers as independent contractor or employee. The fines from the IRS and Department of Labor can be large for misclassification. Remember, you can never go wrong classifying someone as an employee and paying the worker on an hourly basis. Review the information found on the Iowa Workforce Development Misclassification Unit website to determine proper classification of employees vs independent contractors.