Employee vs. Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200,
Houston, Texas 77002

Registration is no longer available.

Hiring an independent contractor or a new employee for your business is an important decision.  Many business owners find the idea of using contract labor instead of full or part time employees very attractive in terms of cost savings, flexibility, and ease of separation.  Before you make any decisions on how to classify, make sure to attend this information packed session where you will discover the guidelines you need to follow in order to comply with the Department of Labor, IRS, and Texas Workforce Commission standards determining a worker's employment status. This very important decision can have huge tax and penalty consequences for you and your business.

Highlights include:

  • Recent updates from the IRS on their classification guidelines
  • How to avoid unexpected taxes, penalties, and audits from the Department of Labor, IRS, and Texas Workforce Commission
  • Tips for protecting your business when hiring independent contractors



Carol P. Keough, Attorney At Law, Barita & Keough Law Firm, PLLC

Trisha Barita, Attorney At Law, Barita & Keough Law Firm PLLC


Please Note:

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

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