1099 and worker’s compensation

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  1. Khukha

    Khukha Bobtail Member

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    Hi..
    Need your help again..
    Q1. Can I hire company drivers on 1099?

    Q2. Long haul trucking.. With W2. Do we really need worker’s compensation? Can we avoid this with 1099?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Sure you can, if it doesn’t bother you to put a driver and his family’s future at risk if he gets hurt. But at least you will make a little more.

    if you do 1099 a driver and make him mad and he leaves he can inform the irs and you will have to back pay the ssi you didn’t pay.
     
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  4. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

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    Not to mention if a 1099 driver that is truly a W2 driver gets hurt, he can personally sue his boss for not being covered by workers compensation.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you can't afford to pay WC you can't afford to be in the trucking business.
    You'll usually get a better class of driver if you make sure that things like WC are included in your wage and benefit package.
    Don't be a dollar skimming tightwad. A good crew of drivers makes money for you and they should be rewarded with decent pay and benefits.
     
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  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    W2 with worker comp if you want to be legit.
     
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  7. Ridgeline

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    Q1 - this can be done but it is more costly than doing a w2 and benefits.
     
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