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Legal Compliance for Hiring Freelancers

Does Upwork automatically ensure legal compliance with federal and state freelance laws? I understand that Upwork is involved in creating the hiring contract and classifying the contractor as an employee or freelancer. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Upwork also automatically provides all tax forms that are required. Ultimately, I want to know if Upwork employers could get in legal trouble for not complying with freelance hiring laws.

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I have hired over 150 freelancers on Upwork.

Have never had a problem.


If you have specific questions or concerns, then your local tax advisor, attorney, and accountant can answer your questions.

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