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.

Should You Hire Someone Full-Time or Stick to Contractors?

Ms. Career Girl

There are more freelancers and independent contractors than ever before, thanks in part to the availability of short-term gigs from businesses and the rise of new technologies that enable remote work. But if your business is growing quickly and you’re in need of more help, is an independent contractor going to be enough to serve your needs, or should you hire someone on full-time? Advantages of Independent Contractors. We’re in the middle of the age of the gig economy.

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Why Hire Junior Contractors? | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career Focus on Your Experience → Why Hire Junior Contractors? Posted on July 27, 2008 by johanna George Dinwiddie asked me a question in email, “Why do companies hire junior-level contractors? How long do your contractors last?

Part 2 — The Era of Corp Social Media Discrimination

Workology

In Part 1 of “The Era of Social Media Discrimination&# , I outlined some of the types of protected classes and discussed some real world possible scenarios regarding your company and social media discrimination. Part 2 of The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination continues below. Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.

Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Focus on Your Experience When Someone Offers Help, Accept It → Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors Posted on August 11, 2008 by johanna In the comments to Why Hire Junior Contractors? , To me, hiring a contractor as an extra pair of hands, when those hands need to be trained, doesn’t make much sense.

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contractor wants a raise 2 months after starting, fired for no reason, and more

Ask a Manager

Contractor wants a raise two months after starting. She knows it would be hard for us to onboard a different contractor until that’s over. She isn’t aware that we’ve actually cut back or let go of other contractors given the tough economy this year.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. Agreements and Contracts Going Out on Your Own Independent Contractors Monthly Newsletter Library Unique Situations“The second mouse gets the cheese.”. – Terry Pratchett.

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Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

The key to understanding social media and the potential risk for social media discrimination and harassment require business leaders to use and engage on the social networks in order to understand the fundamental communication shift. On the other hand, if they conduct the screening internally, they are exposed to a lot of information not legally allowable for hiring such as religion, sexuality orientation, and health status that may lead to a discrimination lawsuit.”.

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Make sure that you understand the details of your state’s employment law, including the minimum wage that you need to pay, how to avoid any potential discrimination in the workplace, and how to keep your employees’ schedules legal.

2020 153

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

Jobacle

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. Not Providing Harassment or Discrimination Training to Supervisors.

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

HireCentrix

The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. » AFSCME Report: Gay and transgender discrimination Workplace Discrimination Report costs time is costly to the company, business, Government, and Taxpayer. USA: Gay and transgender discrimination in the public sectorThere are approximately 1 million gay or transgender individuals in America today working in state, local, or municipal government.

2011 46

I’m not eligible for raises (but my coworkers are)

Evil HR Lady

Incidentally, if those funds are coming from the federal government, you may be classified as a government contractor, and by next year that minimum wage will be $15 an hour. . But it’s not the illegal kind of discrimination. A reader asks.

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How to staff your start up!

RedStarResume

Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. If so, how should I address that without making a potential employer uncomfortable due to discrimination laws?

2011 55

PODCAST: 40 is the new 100! (Or, are you too old to work here?)

Resume Bear

In this classic episode of “The HR Smackdown,&# Jim and Karen banter about age discrimination and looking for work in a sucky economy. Plus, working as a contractor vs working as an employee, which is better? 19:30 – …the retirement age going up, will that do away with age discrimination? 22:22 – Age discrimination is the highest it has ever been – EVER! 40 is the new 100! (Or, Or, are you too old to work here?).

2010 160

Recruiters Must Avoid These 7 Hiring Mistakes At All Costs

Recruit CRM

If you, by mistake, discriminate against certain candidates or favour people who share your same religion, social class, gender, ethnicity or age, you're ending up doing an unconscious bias. An ace recruiter would never make a crucial mistake of committing accidental discrimination.

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What is Affirmative Action Anyway?

Workology

Affirmative action is part of Executive Order 11246 , as amended, which prohibits federal contractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

2015 95

Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

Resume Bear

Using social networks as your only source for candidates could be discriminating against potential applicants that do not have social networking profiles. Using social networks as a source of information about your applicants could cause you to discriminate intentionally, or unintentionally, based on protected-class status such as race, gender, religion and so on, or on the basis of one’s leisure activities if they do not agree with your organization’s culture. ABOUT OUR GUEST.

2010 184

Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace

Workology

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers cannot discriminate in hiring or in employment. Also, any business that employs over $100,000 in federal contractors has an “aspirational goal” set by the government: 7% of the workforce within your business should be people with disabilities. Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Besides the altruistic, “just because” answer; hiring disabled people makes practical business sense.

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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.

2011 116

My Employers are Racists!

Evil HR Lady

I'm an independent contractor. If I do not hire because my higher ups are racist, then am I guilty of discrimination? Okay, not my employers. Rather, my question writer's employers. And for the record, I'm not anybody's employee. Feel free to offer me projects for large sums of money.) I work for a small family business where HR functions are handled by accounting and the department manager. I manage a very small workforce that contributes a great deal to the bottom line.

2010 113

“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.”. These protections are also often denied workers denied the status of “employee”: (i) unpaid medical leave, (ii) occupational safety protections, (iii) Workers Compensation coverage for workplace injuries, and (iv) even protection from harassment and discrimination.

2015 109

Focus on Your Experience

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Why Hire Junior Contractors? ← Why Hire Junior Contractors? Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors → 2 Responses to Focus on Your Experience Chris says: August 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm Yes! Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

2008 120

With the Government Shut Down, It’s Employers Gone Wild

Workology

Unfortunately, those employers who are government contractors and are required to use e-verify are left out in the cold. Today is not your boss’s get out free card to violate laws, discriminate or commit unfair labor practices. Employers, today is officially your get out of jail free. List of US Agencies Impacting Employers During Government Shut Down.

2013 119

Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies?

Ms. Career Girl

Recent allegations from Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at the company, assert that both the Uber management and HR department subjected her and her female colleagues to appalling sexual discrimination. And a recent article from a former Facebook Trending contractor accuses the company of favouring male employees over herself. “I The post Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Have you heard the Uber news?

2017 135

My Employers are Racists!

Evil HR Lady

I'm an independent contractor. If I do not hire because my higher ups are racist, then am I guilty of discrimination? Okay, not my employers. Rather, my question writer's employers. And for the record, I'm not anybody's employee. Feel free to offer me projects for large sums of money.) I work for a small family business where HR functions are handled by accounting and the department manager. I manage a very small workforce that contributes a great deal to the bottom line.

2010 100

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave. Be our Friend.

When Someone Offers Help, Accept It

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors How I Manage Comments → When Someone Offers Help, Accept It Posted on August 14, 2008 by johanna I was talking with a junior colleague recently. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

2008 120

About That Training Budget

Evil HR Lady

The next time your management complains that your management training budget is too high, perhaps you can show them this New York Times article : The Lockheed Martin Corporation, the military contractor, has agreed to pay a former employee $2.5 million, more than any person has received in the settlement of a racial discrimination case filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lawyers for the agency said on Wednesday.

2008 100

Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career

Hiring Technical People

Why Hire Junior Contractors? Why Hire Junior Contractors? Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job. Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Is Your Interviewing Helping or Hurting Your Recruiting?

2008 120

Hiring for Diversity, Pt4: “Overqualified People” | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

Don’t practice age discrimination because you think a candidate needs a certain salary. My experience as a manager, team member, individual contributor, and contractor includes these challenges, either for people on my teams or for me personally: * Company will not allow an employee to have a reduced job-level or rank. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

Going Back To Work With A Disability

Career Realism

As per the US labor laws, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 “prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against and requires affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment.”. According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, “discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance and in federally conducted programs” is illegal.

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Bottom Line it For Me – What's Really Important to Consider When.

Jennifer Anthony

Think about the last time you had a contractor or salesperson trying to win your business. What was it that made you choose one contractor over the other?

2009 100

Committing to a Position | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

When I have employed contractors in the past, I have paid them a lot more than a permanent employee and guaranteed them a position for a fixed period of time. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2011 131

SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

Evil HR Lady

The company considered me to be an independent contractor, but after reading about the criteria of independent contractor vs. employee, I think I was an employee. During the hearing, I could request by way of subpoena that they provide my time sheets and other documentation to prove that I was an employee and not an independent contractor, but I have a strong suspicion (after seeing what they have done in the past) that they will destroy those documents.

2010 106

Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, when employees submit complaints to federal or state discrimination agencies employers usually limit what they offer in settlement to what they believe they may be directed to pay. Question 4 - Job Offer Withdrawn: I was offered a job for six months as an independent contractor, but that offer was rescinded for no reason.

2011 116

Resume Writing – What Do Hiring Managers Look For in a Resume?

Jennifer Anthony

You are more likely to go straight to the “E&# section and look up electrical contractors. Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← Could Your Executive Resume Actually Be Too Short?

2009 116

HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. US Labor Department and State of California Sign Agreement to Reduce Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors. Bill Would Make It Easier to Bring Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits. Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix.

2011 54

Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers

Hiring Technical People

I got what I needed: help from the facilities group, my contractors’ invoices were paid on time, I got the conference rooms I needed, and more. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2008 120

What Does a “Bad” Decision Look Like on a Candidate's resume?

Hiring Technical People

Tweet This Post This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged candidate , discrimination , resume. If they’re a contractor, were they kept on or, even better, asked back for another project? Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2007 132

happy hours and religious restrictions, our graphic designer is color blind, and more

Ask a Manager

And does this fall under (for lack of a better word) the “discrimination” umbrella — i.e. is it discriminatory for our VP to not make accommodations and expect the religious person to do so, or just insensitive, or none of the above? As for discrimination, it could be an issue if it’s a work event, or if it’s giving the religious person less access to work opportunities. My manager won’t let contractors participate in company events or meetings.

Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: Can the clients of an independent contractor use the subcontractor that was used by the independent contractor after the subcontractor has ended the independent contactor/subcontractor relationship? . Is it perhaps a matter of discrimination? Chrystal. Clinton Township, Michigan. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.” With one possible exception: if they agreed (with anyone) that they would not do so. Freedom is so sweet, Al Sklover. We now offer a.

2012 109

employer asked if we should use force to protect traditional values, working with a coworker who drops balls, and more

Ask a Manager

There are a couple of jurisdictions here that prohibit discriminating against candidates based on political beliefs, but most don’t.

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