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Are you contractor compliant?

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Are you concerned about the inappropriate use of contract workers in your organization?

  • No — we are fully compliant, 52%
  • We do not use contracted employees, 23%
  • Somewhat — there are some issues, 17%
  • Yes — I believe we are out of compliance, 9%

I’m a little surprised at this, but I probably shouldn’t be. Many people think they are in compliance with contractor rules in the U.S. but, in my experience at least, very few companies come up perfect. The IRS has some good guidelines to start with.

Lance Haun is community director for, the main guy over at and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board.