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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. These labels include “employee,” “partner,” “independent contractor,” “vendor” and the like. What is an independent contractor? On the other hand, independent contractors have certain advantages that employees do not.

“Becoming a Consultant? – Here are 21 Smart Points to Raise”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The reduction in employee headcount provides employers with lower overall expense, especially as to benefits and legally-required payments, such as mandated contributions to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, unemployment benefits, and workerscompensation plans. In addition, most of the many other laws that protect employees from discrimination, retaliation, harassment and non-payment of wages, are not applicable to independent consultants.

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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jobacle

But that doesn’t mean your workers aren’t entitled to breaks under the laws of your state. Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors. Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave. But there are rules surrounding who can be classified as an independent contractor and who can’t.

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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

He was considered an “independent contractor” and earned $35 per hour for his efforts, without benefits. He was told “No,” as overtime pay was given only to “employees” and that he was an “independent contractor.”. LESSON TO LEARN : If you are a “contract,” temporary, “contingent,” seasonal, “leased,” “outsource,” or “independent” worker, in the eyes of the law you may well be an employee and, what may seem odd to some people, of two companies.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

When resigning should I say where I am going to my co-workers? Would those same rules apply to independent contractors? With independent contractors, the presumption is the exact opposite: it is presumed to be the property of the independent contractor, unless an agreement was entered into that says it belongs to the company hiring the independent contractor.

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