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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over that time he had registered with a temporary help agency that specialized in part-time lawyers, and through that temp agency Ira had taken on some short-term assignments to help out law firms for specific cases. Some six months before coming to our firm for a consultation, through his temp agency Ira had been hired by a large law firm to work on a large case that was expected to last for two to three years. What is an independent contractor?

“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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