Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

It wasn’t a “real law job,” but it was enough to keep Ira afloat. 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?

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Within Your Business

Ms. Career Girl

Taxes, benefits, workman’s compensation insurance, and perks like gym memberships or other items all factor in to the actual cost of hiring employees. If they also work on site instead of remotely, you must add the cost of a desk, chair, the real estate to house them, and any onsite perks you offer, like daycare or kitchen facilities for lunches and breaks. Insulate contractors from direct client communication unless absolutely essential.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. HL, not only am I not licensed to practice law in California, but I am not experienced in Workers Compensation, which is a sort of “subspecialty” in employment law.

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Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

Must have previous experience in planning, real estate, or architecture/urban planning. This is a contractor position, and therefore no benefits are provided and you are responsible for reporting your own taxes. Location: Newtown, CT * Compensation: Hourly/contracting * Telecommuting is ok.

Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Or, if “competitors” is defined as “engaged in the sale of commercial real estate,” and you have been asked to become a partner in a residential real estate enterprise, you are free to do so. (b) Or, if you want to hire away a colleague who is an independent contractor of the company, and your non-solicitation agreement prohibits your hiring any “employee” of the company, then you are free to hire an independent contractor of the company to work for you.