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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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