Recently, some HOA management companies have been classifying their managers as independent contractors in an attempt to avoid paying payroll taxes and Workers’ Compensation Insurance. This is unlawful and a huge problem. See: HOAs – Say Goodbye to Independent Contractors. If your management company is participating in this scam, you need to check with your insurance broker and HOA attorney immediately to determine how this will effect your HOA. Coast Management of California is in full compliance with the law.