The #MeToo movement is proving how social media affects the workplace, in this case the culture. While some commentary is concerned with the validity of claims or support of victims, there is no question that it has significantly increased the pressure on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Many employers have responded by increasing workplace training and updating their employment policies.
Whether a business classifies someone as an independent contractor or an employee can have far-reaching effects in a large number of fields: workers’ compensation, taxation, liability insurance, health care, unemployment insurance etc. A company can gain many benefits from classifying someone as an independent contractor. However, misclassifying someone as an independent contractor can lead to severe penalties with the IRS, Department of Labor and other organizations.