Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics
Sklover Working Wisdom
APRIL 30, 2012
Unlike the law firm’s other attorneys, Ira received no benefits, no paid vacations, no paid holidays, no sick days and no 401k. Ira didn’t see any difference between what he did and what the law firm’s associate attorneys did, and wondered why he was considered an “independent contractor,” and they were considered “employees,” and why he was not entitled to all of the benefits they were. What is an independent contractor?