Hi, DaveTheNurse here on Q&A Friday – We’ve got a great question from Kelsey today, who asks
“Do you hire employees as 1099s?”
In our experience, we have used some people as 1099s over the past 13 years. But I certainly prefer to use full-time W2 employees. There can be too many grey areas to work with 1099s.
When you have to direct someone as a 1099, the IRS will insist and may possibly investigate if the person is a W2 or a 1099. If you want to work for us as an employee, and we give you direction and guidelines, then you will likely be considered as a W2 employee.
If you were to approach my company and insisted you work as a 1099, I would require these things as absolutes from you:
- I’d need to know that you have your own business as an LLC, and
- You’d have to present to us your workman’s compensation and liability insurance, as you’re not covered under our company insurance policy as a 1099.
If you come to us with those items all set up, then I could see a chance for us to work together.
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