Too often small business owners hire independent contractors and then treat them like regular employees. This can result in stiff IRS penalties. Make sure you classify all your workers appropriately.
The IRS will examine the degree of control your company has over that worker. If you have the right to direct or control specific tasks and where these tasks are completed, the IRS will likely consider that person an employee, regardless of the title you’ve given them.
For more information, be sure to read The Proper Classification of Workers.