Tag: employment classification

Alternatives to W-2 and 1099

In several recent posts, we’ve been discussing the distinctions between two worker classifications: independent contractors who are issued 1099s by the companies they work for; and traditional employees who are issued W-2s.

Advantages of W-2 Employees

In some recent posts, we’ve been talking about the classification of workers in organizations. In general, it’s pretty clear cut whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor and the IRS explains some criteria for distinguishing between the two.

Advantages of 1099 Contractors

In a previous post, we talked about the decision companies face in classifying workers as independent contractors—those who receive a 1099 for tax purposes—and traditional employees who receive a W2.