ATR recently released its latest eGuide, 6 Things You Can Do to Improve IT Contractor Retention, and in it we discussed tenure policies or term limits and how they affect retention of IT contract employees. This week I want to focus on term limits in more detail, especially the idea that they are not necessary and not protecting you the way you think they are. A radical idea? Read on and see what you think.
IC misclassification is a major concern for businesses. The use of independent contractors has risen over the past several years and government scrutiny of IC classification has become more aggressive at both the state and federal level. Staying on the right side of classification regulations and guidelines takes constant vigilance and the assistance of HR, legal and staffing professionals, working together, is invaluable. The issues can be complex and the guidelines are sometimes murky, open to interpretation and differ from state to state. The risk for accidental misclassification is high and the penalties are growing ever more costly. Companies must use a variety of strategies and tools to ensure that their use of ICs is a benefit, not a costly risk to the company.