Classification

If I fits, I sits.

If I fits, I sits.

Classification: Are you an employee, an independent contractor, a volunteer, or an intern? Does your organization classify appropriately? Rights and obligations vary greatly between the two – knowing the ins and outs can help protect you (and/or your organization) from trouble down the road. Much of the information on this page can be attributed to research and work done by our friends at Technical Tools of the Trade, and much of it is Minnesota specific.

SKIM IT: The Dos and Don’ts of Classification:

  • DO your research! The links on this page will help you understand the difference between types of classifications and the consequences for mistaking them.
  • DON’T assume that the status quo is correct or legal. There have been several cases of mis-classifications that have resulted in legal consequences for individuals and performing arts organizations in Minnesota.

TOOLS from PAHRTS

  • Classification Scenario by Ashley Hanson and Pogi Sumangil: Scenarios based on survey comments from our community.
  • Legal Classification by Chris Jozwiak & Cassie Navarro of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and Penelope Phillips

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS vs EMPLOYEES: WHICH AM I?

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