Independent contractor vs employee
As we began to plan for expansion, the issue of expanding the business using independent contractors vs employees got right in our face.
Research showed this to be a thorny issue with some dangerous pitfalls either way.
We're currently leaning toward employees because the issue is so vague, and because all agencies involved, from the IRS to state labor and industries, can arbitrarily choose to rule your contractors employees, a ruling that is retroactive and can include back taxes, penalties and interest. That could kill a young, underfunded business like ours.
What are you doing, and what led you to the decision you made?