In episode 148, Coffey talks with Krystal Yates about the US Department of Labor’s revised rules for classifying independent contractors. They discuss the difference between an employee and an independent contractor; “1099 employees”; the reasons employers might misclassify employees as independent contractors; “gig” workers; the changes brought about by the final rule; employer considerations when determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor; the economic reality test factors that serve as a guide to determine if an employment relationship exists under the FLSA; and common mistakes made by employers when hiring and managing contractors.

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Krystal Yates

Krystal Yates

Krystal Yates is a certified HR expert with SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications. She is the President and Founder of EBR HR Experts and Integrity People Group, overseeing HR strategy for several small and medium businesses in DFW. Prior to starting her own firm, Krystal worked for several small businesses in DFW, overseeing HR and Operations. Krystal is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She serves on the Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance board, is a Trustee for The Longhorn Group of Charities Unit Accounting Trust, and volunteers with DallasHR and the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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  1. Stacey Grant Kay

    Super helpful, thank you!


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