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?

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : For two weeks we were in a pitched battle in Federal court, trying to convince a Federal Judge to negate a non-competition agreement. Both sides had submitted legal briefs, and the Federal Judge ordered “oral argument,” which is each side giving its position, and the Judge hammering away at each side’s arguments with his questions. An Effective Way to Analyze Your Restrictions. Limits, like fear, are often an illusion.”. – Michael Jordan.

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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 Question 4 - Job Offer Withdrawn: I was offered a job for six months as an independent contractor, but that offer was rescinded for no reason.

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I promised to stay for a year but want to leave now, using my own personal computer at work, and more

Ask a Manager

His last assistant was a real estate agent and contracted and worked for a percentage of sales. The IRS rule on contractors versus employees doesn’t require the employer to provide your work tools. Basically, that rule lets employers structure their relationships with employees however they want (more or less); it’s really about ensuring that they don’t treat people as contractors (by not paying payroll taxes) when they shouldn’t be.

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Reply 8 Mark S October 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm I would like to see the continuation of the THE FEDERAL COBRA PREMIUM REDUCTION along with the extension of unemployment benefits. Also, why just keep on extending the benefits for a few weeks when all the experts say it will be at least a year before there starts to be any real jobs. My ex husband took me to court already to get out of paying child support, and was successful, since he’s not raking in money as a real estate agent.

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