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.

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


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.


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What Kind of Worker Are You? Job Classifications for Tax Purposes

Ms. Career Girl

For the most part, there are two types of workers — employees and independent contractors. Once you know, the difference between independent contractor vs. employee can come into play throughout your professional life. Are you an employee or independent contractor?

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

Ms. Career Girl

Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks. Additionally, your business will need to pay Federal Unemployment Tax out of its own funds.

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


But it’s still your responsibility to know which federal, state and local labor laws apply to you and to stay in compliance with them. Federal law doesn’t require you to give your employees meal or 15-minute breaks. 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.

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Seasonal Unemployment Rules Working Moms Ought To Know

Competitive Resumes

As reported by CNN, federal law gives states the option to offer benefits. Working Moms Must Know About Independent Contractors – unemployment benefits. Small Business Administration, Independent contractors are self-employed. Contractors are not required to provide unemployment benefits or pay unemployment taxes. Benefits, such as paid leave, medical insurance, and retirement plans are the employer’s discretion.

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Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

All jobs are either exempt or non-exempt, as decided by the federal government. Contractor Law. If you are paid as a contractor, the company you work for must treat you as one. If you are an employee, not a contractor, the law says you must be paid as one and receive the same benefits, such as vacation time and insurance, as other employees. Employment is generally a necessary part of life.

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

We spend “left-over money” on technology gadgets, killer apps, insurance, transportation and recreation. Federal government jobs are located in all fifty states, not just Washington DC. Marillyn Hewson , CEO and President of defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. The company is commonly known as Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

“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.”. But, somehow, they do not get unemployment insurance, Social Security benefits, or protected leaves of absence that all employees are entitled to under the federal Family Medical Leave Act. “I got a job working for a hostage negotiator.

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Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I’ve reported this to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Louisiana Office of Human Rights, to protect my rights. 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.

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Going Back To Work With A Disability

Career Realism

Make sure that your employee is able to retain his health and disability insurance and derive their benefits without having to undergo long troublesome processes. Besides the insurance, a disabled employee may also be entitled to certain social security benefits provided he meets certain criteria laid out by the scheme. Going back to work with a disability can be daunting, but it can also be looked at in another way.

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HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: Employers and Workers Comp: The Real.


When we think about workers’ compensation insurance fraud, we think about the man blinded in a work accident who gets caught driving a golf cart, or the woman who limps into court wearing a neck brace and then skips back to her full-time job as a yoga instructor. Employee insurance fraud pales in comparison to the billions of dollars lost – or more accurately, charged to taxpayers – each year from fraud perpetrated by unscrupulous business owners. Be our Friend.

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99 Problems: E-Verify Ain't One.

HR Capitalist

To ensure that he take on only legal employees, co-owner Bert Lemkes enrolled the $20 million business in E-Verify, a federal program that matches data on new hires, such as Social Security numbers, with government records. A 2008 Congressional Budget Office report estimates that requiring E-Verify nationally would cut federal tax revenue by more than $17 billion.".

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why it’s complicated for your employer to let you work from another state

Ask a Manager

My boss says that to work remotely, I’d need to become a contractor. My boss is indicating because our company is not registered to do business in this other state I would have to convert to a contractor. However, you can’t just convert to independent contractor status without changing some fundamental things about your role. According to a coworker, my boss does not want to pay the increased rates and is considering having me work as a contractor in order to avoid that.

Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration


As one federal court recently put it, “the public at large pays for the courts and therefore has an interest in what goes on at all stages of a judicial proceeding.” Mike has prosecuted and defended more than 300 employee defection and recruitment matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in at least 27 different state and federal courts, in addition to dozens of arbitration actions before the National Association of Securities Dealers. Be our Friend.

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what are the bare minimum benefits an employer needs to provide?

Ask a Manager

I understand my clients’ perspectives to a point — most are in the medical field, and associated at practices prior to opening their own where they were classified as contractors and didn’t receive benefits. beyond the salary: paid federal holidays (10), paid vacation (absolute minimum of two weeks, although better employers offer more), paid sick time, and at least some contribution to health insurance.

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

federal law does not require any paid vacation days, and I know of no state laws, either, that require that employers provide employees with paid vacation days. . The same is true for temporary employees, probationary employees and independent contractors. . Taking very risky vacations could be seen to result in more injuries and thus increase your employer’s health insurance premiums. “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take.

2014 125

listing a medical marijuana clinic as an employer, excluded from a team lunch, and more

Ask a Manager

While what I do is legal under the laws of the state of California, it is illegal under federal law and would also be illegal for me to do the same thing in Oklahoma. I have an email from the hiring manager that explains all my benefits (such as vacation time, insurance, etc), and the educational assistance is listed as one of them. There are 10 people in my team with 4 contractors, including me. Three of the contractors, including me, were not invited.

updates: the sick leave pressure, the overload of vacation time, and more

Ask a Manager

To confirm what many people guessed, I was a part-time independent contractor for this company. His insurance, as well as mine, is free because our companies self fund. It would require a significant pay raise to get him to leave, because adding him to my insurance would take a big chunk out of my salary and most other jobs on his blue collar level do NOT offer such great benefits. Y’all know this is America and I work in healthcare and insurance is Gold.

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Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Posted by Peppone on December 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm | permalink | Reply I know that the list is titled Top 50 "Companies", but I find it interesting that no government (Federal or state) agencies made the cut. In fact, I work in an office very close to one Federal agency and I can say, without a doubt, that almost half of the people I've seen walk in and out of the gates are under the age of 27. Is this your first time here?

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