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What You Need to Know About Classifying Employees?

Posted By Sharon Thomas, Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What do I need to know about classifying employees? What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? That is the question presented by Nonprofit Answer Guide, a project of the Center for Nonprofit Management. It's a good question and one that comes up often in the nonprofit world.

According to Nonprofit Answer Guide, more and more nonprofits are hiring a mix of employees and independent contractors to fulfill their missions and make the most out of limited resources. But classifying employees and determining who is and is not an independent contractor isn’t always an easy task. If a hire is misclassified, an organization can face hefty fines and even lawsuits. So understanding the determining factors to classification is key.

To learn the basics about the difference between employees and independent contractors, read the full article from Nonprofit Answer Guide.

If you still have questions, feel free to contact Sharon Thomas, Member Services Manager, at or 803-929-0399 ext. 14.

Tags:  Center for Nonprofit Management  Employee  HR  Independent Contractor  Nonprofit Answer Guide 

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