I am doing a non-SBA deal for a company with a small team and the owner will stay on part time. I'm trying to decide how to optimize between having her as a a W2 vs. a 1099 employee. I know this is mainly dictated by the work relationship (how many hours, is she 'controlled' by the company or free to do contract work elsewhere, etc.), but she's very much on the edge for all criteria, so now I want to optimize for what is best for the business - I'm mainly thinking costs but need to consider any qualitative factors such as non-competes.

Can anyone point me to resources I can dig into to determine the cost comparison? Is there someone I should reach out to to discuss this (for example, an HR specialist or an attorney or CPA)? Any guidance would be great!