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.

“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : If an independent contractor is a subcontractor to a business, can the independent contractor bid against that business on a totally unrelated project? That is, does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty, like an employee has? Also, can an independent contractor be liable for anything under the law of agency? An independent contractor has only those duties to its client that it has agreed to.

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

Jobacle

But that doesn’t mean your workers aren’t entitled to breaks under the laws of your state. 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. But there are rules surrounding who can be classified as an independent contractor and who can’t.

2019 106

“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.

2015 109

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

When resigning should I say where I am going to my co-workers? Would those same rules apply to independent contractors? With independent contractors, the presumption is the exact opposite: it is presumed to be the property of the independent contractor, unless an agreement was entered into that says it belongs to the company hiring the independent contractor.

2011 116

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

HireCentrix

Employers and Workers Comp: The Real Staffing Scam. TOPIC: Employers and Workers Comp: The Real Staffing Scam. Employers and Workers Comp: The Real Staffing Scam. When we think about workerscompensation 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. Be our Friend.

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

My manager says that this is to compensate for low hourly wages and vastly varying workloads, and to make everything stay under the radar–if everyone gets the benefit, no one will rat him out. And telling you to report extra hours “to compensate for low hourly wages” is pretty outrageous — the company sets the pay scale and if he takes issue with it, he should advocate for higher wages, not enlist you all in fraud. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 62

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. Since I wasn’t expecting this review, I was not prepared to discuss my overall compensation.

2013 57