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Hiring a Contractor vs Hiring an Employee

Evil HR Lady

When deciding whether to hire someone directly or to offer someone contractor employment, there is more to consider than you might realize. You may think that it’s simply your decision—do you want this person to be a regular “W-2” employee or do you want this person to be a “1099contractor? The IRS strongly regulates whether someone is a contractor or an employee. Control Freaks Shouldn’t Hire Contractors.

How to Identify an Employment Scam

Resume Bear

While these are both great way to find job openings that you are qualified for, as well as to apply for them, you need to remember to be on the lookout for employment scams. Despite what you may believe, there are scams that are sometimes referred to as job hunting scams, career scams, or employment scams. As a reminder, you need to remember that these employment scams not only take place online – many scams are starting to make their way to newspaper employment sections.

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13 Things to Hold Onto For Next Year’s Taxes

Ms. Career Girl

Probably the most well-known tax form is the W-2. This document typically arrives in late January from your employer, although they may allow you access to it online earlier. You should keep all W-2s earned throughout the year from various employers with your tax return in the event of an audit. 1099 Tax Forms. 1099 tax forms are available for various reasons. Freelancers and self-employed contractors may file a 1099 to report earnings for the year.

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“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I worked for a company as a 1099 independent contractor for several years. Then I was brought on as a W-2 employee, and the compensation remained the same. When I became a W-2 employee, I was required to sign a new and detailed non-compete agreement, but not compensated extra for signing it. In some states, courts hold that “continued employment” of the employee by the employer is the necessary “consideration” in a non-compete agreement.

Share Your Passion – Be an Guide

Telecommuting Journal hires independent contractors to contribute content to the website as either a Guide, a Topic Guide, or a Video Producer. An independent contractor, or freelancer, isn’t employed by the company directly so for tax purposes you’ll be getting a 1099, not a W-2. If you’re looking for legitimate work at home jobs you might keep running across writing gigs that note “$675/mo base” as the compensation.

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