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.

Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers

Ms. Career Girl

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How to Renovate Your Home for Your Home-Based Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

Choose a Contractor. You can choose your own architect and then hire a general contractor, or you can go with a design-build contractor that covers it all. Ask friends for recommendations. Check out the many home improvement contractor rating websites. Ask the pros you’re seriously considering to provide you with recommendations. Also, if any contractor says you don’t need permits because the project is small, run!

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Unemployment Extension Update by Rich DeMatteo on October 29, 2009 Legislation Update On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance. A final vote will take place sometime this week, but all signs point to unemployment insurance being extended further.

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Five Jobs with a Degree in Occupational Health and Safety

Career Alley

Technicians often collect information for occupational health and safety specialists, investigating unsafe working conditions and preparing preliminary remedial recommendations. These professionals must work with contractors, developers, engineers, architects, and fire service personnel. Fire safety staff work to develop fire exit plans, test fire protection systems, and make sure contractors correct code violations.

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13 Things to Hold Onto For Next Year’s Taxes

Ms. Career Girl

Freelancers and self-employed contractors may file a 1099 to report earnings for the year. When you purchase a new home during a tax year, keep your closing documents , proof of payments and insurance records for as long as you own the home. The document may show the disbursements for real estate taxes and property insurance. The IRS recommends keeping documents for at least three years , and, in some cases, six or seven years.

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Best Laser Measures Under $100

The Corporate Con/noisseur

We are going to review the best laser measures under $100 and will recommend laser measures which can help you with your next big, or small, project. Best Laser Measures Under $100. When it comes to placing a structure, painting, or decorative piece, precision is key and necessary.

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Going Solo—Five Tips for Beginning Freelancers

Resume Bear

Whether you’re a business consultant, a contractor, a writer, or a photographer, deciding to branch out on your own is a big step. Make a plan for medical insurance through your spouse’s employer or an affordable private insurance plan. Shop around for the best deal and ask around your professional community or association for recommendations. So, you’re going freelance?

asking my boss to reimburse weight loss surgery, company fires people by phone after work, and more

Ask a Manager

I work for a two-person firm—it’s just me and my boss, along withsome freelance contractors. My boss is very progressive and pays for my health care 100%, meaning he pays the premiums for insurance and reimburses me for copays and deductibles.

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Evil HR Lady

This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff. She posted a response in the comments, but also sent me this: My recent post was about letters of recommendation. I was brought on board as a contractor in October, and went direct last week. We are letting the insurance carrier handle it, and they say it will be unlikely that he would ever be able to work without some sort of restrictions.

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Evil HR Lady

This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff. She posted a response in the comments, but also sent me this: My recent post was about letters of recommendation. I was brought on board as a contractor in October, and went direct last week. We are letting the insurance carrier handle it, and they say it will be unlikely that he would ever be able to work without some sort of restrictions.

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I found an ad for my own job, my manager tells us to bill for hours we didn’t work, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m going to start telecommuting, but my employer wants to change me to a contractor. My employer – a nonprofit organization – is allowing me to work remotely, but they want to change my status from a full-time employee to a full-time contractor. As I think about this, and as I’ve learned more about the distinctions between contractors and employees, I feel pretty strongly that what I would expected to do would be in the realm of an employee.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I really don’t want to go back to being an independent contractor, with no sick days, no vacation days, or decent benefits. I was laid off in 2007 from an 18-year job as a Customer Services representative for a health insurance company. Question 1: What should I do if, after being relieved of my daily duties, I learn of what seems a compliance breach? I am senior management for a non-profit.

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The same is true for temporary employees, probationary employees and independent contractors. . I would always recommend that you keep a record – at home – of when this happened and how it happened, for later use if you need it. 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. what you’ve been taking.”. - Earl Wilson .

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misleading reference requests, holiday gifts to clients, and more

Ask A Manager

For example, I work in people’s homes with their kids as an independent contractor type position. For a parallel, think about other types of workers you might have in your home — a nanny or house-cleaner or contractor. Her employer recently had their open enrollment, where she was looking to sign up for new health insurance. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, I always say that everyone needs to create their own “career insurance policy.&# When debating with Gen X’ers and Boomers, I always remind them that Gen Y’ers have been through the crash of Enron, the wrath of September 11th,the fall of Lehman Brothers and a recession- we are scared to trust these institutions that were supposed to be the pillar of security and the foundation of “The American Dream.&# Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I want to be an employee, not a contractor. For instance, New York requires employers who have any employees based there to establish a workers compensation insurance account and a disability insurance account with the state and to make ongoing payments into them, among other statutory requirements. Reading through your posts, I’ve noticed you highly recommend people wear suits. It’s tiny answer Tuesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 57

helping a bored new coworker, manager got injured at the concert we went to together, and more

Ask a Manager

We don’t have a rigid schedule or anything, but he definitely hasn’t put in a full day for a while, especially so when my boss isn’t around (he is a contractor and his boss is in another facility so there is little interaction between him and his boss). It would be fair for them to be more skeptical of your recommendations in the future, but that’s it. Go to your boss and say this: “I’m mortified that I recommended someone who isn’t working out.

2017 24

my boss blocked me on LinkedIn, boss is giving me bad medical advice I don’t want, and more

Ask a Manager

I work right now as a contractor for a creative agency. I guess I’m just bothered because everyone else has a salary and health insurance and they can’t just seem to bother with my pay, or even send me a quick “got your invoice” email back and I have to keep going back to them. Would you recommend contacting his higher-ups to bring it to their attention? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My recent boss blocked me on LinkedIn.

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should I tell my ex-boss he’s driving away assistants, aggressive good-morning greeters, and more

Ask a Manager

I have a coworker who is a contractor who is probably 15-20 years older than me. I’m currently getting twice as much vacation and my health insurance paid for. I would love to know if someone wanted to share a great recipe or if anyone had a recommendation for a toaster oven, that kind of thing. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I let my ex-boss know he’s driving away new assistants?

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

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook My company, Brazen Careerist, partnered with PayScale to come up with a list of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y.

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