1099 or employee ?????

I am in need of another inspector and am not sure if I should hire as an employee or as a 1099 sub contractor. Why is one way better than the other? Is one way less exposure for the company? What are the insurance, work mans comp. and tax implications?
What say you!!!

an employee will cost you more to pay, workmans copmp, employer tax contributions, unemployment insurance, etc…

1099 is simpler, but there are like 20 rules that determine if they are employees or can be paid by 1099, make sure to look them up. the 1099, they are responsible for their own taxes etc…

you could benefit from consulting with a CPA and possibly an attorney.