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We Passed A 20 Points IRS Test!

Posted On :December 22, 2017 by Gravity Care


 

A 20 point test was conducted by Gravity Care., Inc to bring more clarity in understanding the IRS requirements and determine work status of our Care Partners (Caregivers) registered on the Gravity Care mobile platform.

 

The Gravity Care is a community Home Care services marketplace for families having limitations in performing Activities Of Daily Living (ADL). The Care Families can: explore, search, book, hire and rate their experiences. The Care Partners (Caregivers) enjoy the freedom of work, flexible schedules and get paid weekly for the services delivered.

Our Care Partners are classified as independent contractors when they register on our platform, they are NOT hired by Gravity Care, but on a temporary basis by Care Families. Being a marketplace, the Gravity Care facilitate the process to create a positive experience for both parties.

Our Care Partners have complete freedom to choose their service project, the location, and the Care Family. Our Care Family has the freedom to pay Care Partners on a milestone basis, and a choice to engage services with other Care Partners.

The 20 factors used to evaluate right to control and the validity of independent contractor classifications include:

Level of instruction. If the company directs when, where, and how work is done, this control indicates a possible employment relationship.

The Care Family decides when, where and how. The Caregiver ( Care Partner) has a choice to accept or reject

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


Amount of training. Requesting workers to undergo company-provided training suggests an employment relationship since the company is directing the methods by which work is accomplished.

Care Partner pay and take their training with our Educational Service provider

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


 A degree of business integration. Workers whose services are integrated into business operations or significantly affect business success are likely to be considered employees.

The Gravity Care is a Community Market Place. The Care Partners are independent care providers.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• The extent of personal services. Companies that insist on a particular person performing the work assert a degree of control that suggests an employment relationship. In contrast, independent contractors typically are free to assign work to anyone.

Care Partners have the freedom to accept multiple booking requests. The Care Family has a final say in hiring temporary Home Care Service providers.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Control of assistants. If a company hires, supervises, and pays a worker’s assistants, this control indicates a possible employment relationship. If the worker retains control over hiring, supervising, and paying helpers, this arrangement suggests an independent contractor relationship.

Care Family hires Care Partners on a temporary basis, funds are released to Escrow and paid on a weekly basis by Escrow to Care Partner when services are delivered.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


 Continuity of relationship. A continuous relationship between a company and a worker indicates a possible employment relationship. However, an independent contractor arrangement can involve an ongoing relationship for multiple, sequential projects.

Care Partners work with Care Families on a project basis only. Each party has an opportunity to work again, but several factors play a role ( availability, location, compensation and more).

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


 The flexibility of schedule. People whose hours or days of work are dictated by a company are apt to qualify as its employees.

Care Partners pick their work shifts to deliver service.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Demands for full-time work. Full-time work gives a company control over most of a person’s time, which supports a finding of an employment relationship.

Care Partners work in shifts serving single or multiple Care Family services at a same or different locations, for different dates.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Need for on-site services. Requiring someone to work on company premises — particularly if the work can be performed elsewhere — indicates a possible employment relationship.

Care Partners perform their services at the Care Family requested location.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• The sequence of work. If a company requires work to be performed in specific order or sequence, this control suggests an employment relationship.

Our Care Family decides the list general requirements and rules for Care Partners to expect, the request booking shares that.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Requirements for reports. If a worker regularly must provide written or oral reports on the status of a project, this arrangement indicates a possible employment relationship.

Care Partners may update frequently or daily to Care Family on their service

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Method of payment. Hourly, weekly, or monthly pay schedules are characteristic of employment relationships, unless the payments simply are a convenient way of distributing a lump-sum fee. Payment on commission or project completion is more characteristic of independent contractor relationships.

Care Partners are paid on weekly project milestone completions by Care Family.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Payment of business or travel expenses. Independent contractors typically bear the cost of travel or business expenses, and most contractors set their fees high enough to cover these costs. Direct reimbursement of travel and other business costs by a company suggests an employment relationship.

Care Partners bear the cost of travel or business expenses, therefore, their service compensation is mutually agreed with Care Family.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Provision of tools and materials. Workers who perform most of their work using company-provided equipment, tools, and materials are more likely to be considered employees. Work largely done using independently obtained supplies or tools supports an independent contractor finding.

Care Partners provide their own supplies or transportation at the Care Family location.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Investment in facilities. Independent contractors typically invest in and maintain their own work facilities. In contrast, most employees rely on their employer to provide work facilities.

Care Partners pay for their Liability Insurance, background check, and Educational Training.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Realization of profit or loss. Workers who receive predetermined earnings and have little chance to realize significant profit or loss through their work generally are employees.

Care Partners receive variable earnings for their services they delivered.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Work for multiple companies. People who simultaneously provide services for several unrelated companies are likely to qualify as independent contractors.

Care Partners work for multiple Care Families for a day or in a week at single or multiple locations.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


 Availability to public. If a worker regularly makes services available to the general public, this supports an independent contractor determination.

Care Partner listing is available to view and receive a request for booking at the location of their choice. Once they are hired, their listing is not visible.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• Control over discharge. A company’s unilateral right to discharge a worker suggests an employment relationship. In contrast, a company’s ability to terminate independent contractor relationships generally depends on contract terms.

Care Partners can be terminated from work immediately if they don’t meet the Care Family contract terms.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors


• The right of termination. Most employees unilaterally can terminate their work for a company without liability. Independent contractors cannot terminate services without liability, except as allowed under their contracts.

Care Partners can volunteer to terminate, but with a payment settlement with an Escrow. A liability they may experience if all funds are not released.

— Work status of Gravity Care Care Partners: Independent Contractors

_____Written  by Gravity Care

December 12, 20