Employee vs. Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Houston Center 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, Managing Attorney/Owner, Keough Law Firm, PLLC

Please Note:

The UH SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.  

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.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UH Bauer College SBDC at 713-752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.