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SCORE-Staten Island Webinar to Highlight Importance of Distinguishing Between Contractors and Employees

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you are an employer without a clear understanding of worker-classification regulations, it could be costly. Seeking to help small-business owners avoid noncompliance, and alert accountants and tax preparers of this issue, SCORE-Staten Island will shed light on such regulations during its next webinar, “Independent Contractor or Employee: Do You Know the Difference?

Sponsored by Richmond County Savings Bank (a division of New York Community Bank, member FDIC), the free workshop will take place via Zoom Thursday, June 9, 1 to 2 p.m.

“The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the IRS are stepping up enforcement of worker-classification regulations, and in today’s part-time economy, it may be harder than ever to avoid penalties,” warns Karen Hall, a human resources consultant at PAYCHEX, who will conduct the workshop.

Hall, a Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with over 25 years of relevant experience, will highlight a variety of related topics during the workshop, such as: The current DOL definitions of independent contractors and employees; employer (business owner) responsibilities as they apply to the diverse types of workers; methods of determining worker classification; misclassification concerns and consequences, and common misclassification mistakes. Questions from webinar attendees will also be addressed.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the webinar is available online at https://statenisland.score.org/event/independent-contractor-or-employee-do-you-know-difference. Those seeking additional information are encouraged to leave a message for Marie at SCORE (718-727-1221) with their phone number and email address.

About SCORE-Staten Island

SCORE-Staten Island is dedicated to fostering a vibrant small-business community primarily in the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The organization provides cost-free education and confidential mentoring to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Headquartered at 1855 Victory Boulevard, in the Salmon Real Estate Building, Castleton Corners, SCORE-Staten Island is Chapter 476 of the nationwide SCORE nonprofit association. A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, SCORE-Staten Island may be visited at https://statenisland.score.org; telephoned at 718-727-1221; emailed at info@SCORESI.org, and visited on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SCOREStatenIsland) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/score-mentors-staten-island).

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