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1099 Compliance Management

Reduce your exposure to the risks associated with engaging Independent Contractors by leveraging the expertise of About Talent's employment law experts.

Utilizing Independent Contractors makes both strategic and financial sense for companies and Independent Contractors alike.


  • Increase productivity
  • Provide internal teams with workload relief
  • Take advantage of niche expertise and new technical skills
  • Reduce exposure to some types of employment lawsuits
  • Save as much as 30% of their payroll costs

Independent Contractors

  • Act as their own boss
  • Gain greater control over their work
  • Access more flexible work schedules
  • Often earn more money than their W-2 employee counterparts
  • Exposed to wider variety of projects which accelerates skill building
  • Receive several tax benefits not available to W-2 employees

Unfortunately, 1099 engagements aren't always win-win. Complicating matters are the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that control whether a worker qualifies as an Independent Contractor. Additionally, in recent years, the government has intensified its focus on worker misclassification to ensure consistent revenue streams, protect workers from unfair business practices and promote a compliant business landscape. Consequently, for employers, making a misclassification mistake can cost you thousands, if not millions, of dollars in back payroll taxes, minimum wage and overtime penalties, legal costs and bad press.

About Talent's Comprehensive Solution

About Talent combines our industry expertise, industry best practices and our customer's internal processes to develop customized 1099 Compliance Management Services that bring consistency and mitigate the potential risks of engaging Independent Contractors. Our services include:

Qualification Recommendation: Conduct a thorough eligibility evaluation and provide a defensible recommendation, complete with documentation.

Project Lifecycle Management: Management of the entire project lifecycle including on-boarding, negotiating/executing the SOW, managing document renewals for long term projects, and facilitating the payment and invoicing.

Dedicated Service Resources: Tenured employment law experts are dedicated to servicing your 1099 Compliance needs from our Remarkable Experience Center in Denver, CO or on-site from your facility, based on volume.

Ongoing Compliance Management: Maintenance of all records, regular re-verification of all Contractor documents and certificates, management of the renewal process, and revalidation of any existing Contractors.

Payroll Services: Retain workers who may not qualify as a Contractor through About Talent's comprehensive payrolling services.

1099 Management Training: On-site or virtual educational sessions specifically focusing on 1099 compliance, co-employment, legal updates and industry best practices to reinforce legitimate business practices.