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.

4 Ways The Right Contractor Will Make The Basement Renovation Easier

Ms. Career Girl

That’s where the advice of a reputable basement contractor will come in handy. Here are some of the ways the contractor will make the renovation a lot easier. That’s because the contractor has plenty of experience with basement finishing and knows what it takes to convert the basically raw space into something functional. Recommending Options for Floor and Wall Coverings. Call today and arrange for a contractor to visit the home and take a look at the space.

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Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers appeared first on Ms. When you want the best painting contractors Houston, TX can provide to you, you want to look to Allen Painting and Sandblasting as your solution. They have the high level of experience you want for any type of job and are glad to provide you with references and recommendations from the customers that they have worked with previously.

“Becoming a Consultant? – Here are 21 Smart Points to Raise”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We always recommend that the company expressly permit the Consultant to mention on his or her resume or in his or her marketing materials the facts that he or she consulted for the company, the dates of his or her consulting for the company, who he or she reported to, and the general nature of the work performed. Agreements and Contracts Going Out on Your Own Independent Contractors Monthly Newsletter Library Unique Situations“The second mouse gets the cheese.”.

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Who's Hiring from the Best Companies to Work for – Vol 17

Career Alley

Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. &# – Zig Ziglar Being the best at anything is all relative. DPR Construction – Ranked at number 57 on the list, DPR is a general contractor with over 1,100 employees.

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Remodeling Referral Services: Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

Ms. Career Girl

They hook you up with a local contractor. And they can skim off ten to twenty-five of the labor charges as a “referral fee” that comes out of the contractor’s pay. And the contractor is seeing his or her profit margins cut significantly. For a contractor, it can be the difference between just making a living and being the owner of a successful business. Instead, invest a few minutes and find your own contractor. Contractor Main .

2016 119

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. Reply Charles March 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm “Figuring out pay as a contractor.&#

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How to Make ‘Bring Your Own Data’ Safe


Many companies now hire contractors and freelancers, and providing them with IT equipment isn’t always feasible for such short-term contracts. You need to ensure workers sign an agreement that they’ll run all recommended updates. Create a list of permissible devices and recommended apps. Bring Your Own Data, more commonly known as Bring Your Own Device or BYOD, allows people to bring their own personally owned technology into the workplace.

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I’m not eligible for raises (but my coworkers are)

Evil HR Lady

Incidentally, if those funds are coming from the federal government, you may be classified as a government contractor, and by next year that minimum wage will be $15 an hour. . I recommend Western Governor’s University for online programs, although there are plenty of other programs.).

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5 Tips to Building Your Freelance Career

Career Alley

Freelancer, contractor, consultant, self-employed – these all have similarities but can be different as well. Recommendations are very powerful. Book Corner – Adams Starting A Contractor Business Kit with Booklet and CD (PK216) 3. So you want to be a freelancer? Working as a freelancer typically means you are self-employed and offering goods or services to others. According to, a freelancer is “ a person who works.

Dressing Up to Work at Home. Am I Nuts?


Experienced contractors and freelancers all have tricks of the trade to maintain their freelance work discipline. Then one day a seasoned freelancing pro recommended that I stop wasting my time and start running my business properly – and his first recommendation was that shirt and suit. Sounds trivial doesn’t it, the idea of thinking about your clothing when you freelance from the comfort of your own home?

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5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a female entrepreneur, a small business owner, a team lead, or even a self-employed contractor, you still need to push the envelope to better yourself. Despite having a record-high number of female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, this still only represents 6.6

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Forget A.I.: 8 Never-Changing Job Search Tactics to Use in Years to Come

Competitive Resumes

You’ve heard the predictions that more and more people will become independent contractors over the next few years. Flaunting Your Recommendations. LinkedIn recommendations are a powerful way to publicize your value to the world. Despite all the talk about how A.I.

2018 133

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.

2012 258

Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. You can search for full or part-time jobs, contractor positions, internships and freelance opportunities. A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast.

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Desk or Labor Jobs Here Today, Consider Them Gone Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

Studies in recent years say 40% (or a little less) will be contractors or freelancers by 2020. I would recommend a mind shift to think about the company you want to work for, deep dive into your “why” and then determine the type of job you’re best suited. Although I would never recommend chasing the money, under those circumstances, today’s job seeker should consider a career with strings of options or a portfolio career (several mini-careers as multiple streams of income).

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Understanding Careers in Business Analysis

Career Alley

As an outside contractor, the first duty of a business analyst is to uncover the relationships that are often hidden behind formal job titles. Specialized knowledge of certain aspects of business will recommend different analysts for different types of problems, but there are some general skills every analyst will profit from. She recommends reviewing online mba programs to discover the many options out there.

2012 221

How to invoice clients like a pro

Ms. Career Girl

An invoice is usually the last interaction between a contractor and the hiring organization in respect of any given job. A well-designed invoice with signature colors and a strong logo serves as a reminder of the contractor’s brand. All these things increase the chance of being hired again or of being remembered when the hiring organization is asked for recommendations. . The post How to invoice clients like a pro appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2015 117

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You search for, say, “heating contractor, city, state” and begin the process of assessment and selection, based on what you find. If you’re creating a resume document to post on job boards and make it through an ATS – a practice I don’t recommend for senior-level and c-suite job-seekers – you need to include the right keywords everywhere in the document, even at the bottom.

Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

As I know firsthand from working here at Come Recommended, a completely virtual company, working online allows for immediate results for clients. Some important findings of the study: 83% of small businesses plan to hire up to 50% of their workers as online contractors in the next year. The rise of the Internet has brought a lot of revolutionary changes to the workforce — social media, Google, and now online employment.

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Is Your Work Environment Safe?

Ms. Career Girl

Safety Works recommends looking through your records, OSHA logs, workers’ compensation reports and employee complaints to look for patterns of unsafe conditions or practices. Once you identify any potential hazards, you may want to bring in an inspector, contractor or other professional to fix the problem areas. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employs about 2,100 inspectors to cover more than 8 million worksites around the country.

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update: my employee gave me an “it’s her or me” ultimatum

Ask a Manager

I have a feeling Laura might leave on her own and I’m preparing to bring the shipping contractor back on board if that’s the case. When I hired Laura, she was recommended to me by a close friend of hers who happens to be a close friend of mine.

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Alternative Career Opportunities

Career Brander

It is only since the mid 90’s that an hourly contractor been considered employed. Contractors focus on the job and are extremely productive. What about interviewing, are there any tricks of the trade that you recommend?

2010 114

can I turn a request for free help into paid consulting?

Ask a Manager

We then talked for around half and hour about my responsibilities, his organization, recommendations I would make for him at this point, future directions he might look into, etc. draft a job description, assist in making a strategic plan) as an independent contractor. This post, can I turn a request for free help into paid consulting? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work in a pretty specific niche area.

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Time is Running Out for Job Seekers

Career Rocketeer

There is also an increase in contractor hiring at the beginning of the 4th quarter and when budgets expand in the beginning of the New Year a lot of contractors are converted over to permanent employees when new budgets for hiring are approved and expanded as of January 1. You must get your resume perfected this week, update and improve your Linked-In page, get additional recommendations, and accelerate your networking efforts over the next two to three weeks.

2011 63

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.

2020 52

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. The IRS recommends keeping documents for at least three years , and, in some cases, six or seven years. The post 13 Things to Hold Onto For Next Year’s Taxes appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Are you breathing a sigh of relief now that tax season is officially over?

2017 102

Your One-Stop Guide To Outsourcing: Why You Should Outsource and How To Get Started in the Next 20 Minutes

Personal Excellence Blog

There are online portals such as Elance and Odesk where you can find contractors from all fields. It takes time to find a good contractor. There are plenty of good contractors out there. This is where outsourcing portals come in handy because you can see the full job history of each contractor who applies, including reviews left by past clients, overall earnings, average hourly rate, and so on. Evaluate the proposals; Select your contractor.

2012 75

Threshold Consulting: It's Your Life, Own It!: Your Best Job.

Threshold Consulting

How can you help remedy them (or--if you aren't the person who can, who would you recommend)? In reality, all jobs are temporary, and everyone is a contractor – even if they work in a “full-time” position. Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

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answers to your questions about the new unemployment benefits law

Ask a Manager

Between now and December 31, many people will be eligible to collect unemployment who usually aren’t: independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers, and other self-employed people, plus part-time workers and people who don’t have a long-enough work history to otherwise qualify. Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and the self-employed will be eligible for unemployment though a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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ResumeBear: Getting Hired in Silicon Valley

Resume Bear

“We have, including contractors, close to 70 people right now.” He further stressed his recommendation that job seekers be themselves during the job hunting process. “We’re definitely in hiring mode,” says Motif Investing co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia. “If you know any talent, send it our way.”

2012 197

Office Buying or Building Guide — What You Need to Expand Your #SideHustle

Ms. Career Girl

Mortgage broker — Financing can be a headache if you don’t have someone who knows what your financing options are and can recommend what may be in your best interest for your business. The post Office Buying or Building Guide — What You Need to Expand Your #SideHustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The time to make life happen is now. Women professionals are achieving awesome success, and they are doing it rapidly.

2015 129

How to Align Cloud Tech to Elevate HR’s Strategic Business


I outsource housework to my housekeeper once a week, a contractor to help with our master bedroom remodel and the lawn service to tackle the jungle that is my backyard. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Learn more about our HR Technology and Product Reviews here at Blogging4Jobs. See our FTC disclosure at the end of this review. .

2014 119

Threshold Consulting: It's Your Life, Own It!: Engine for Job.

Threshold Consulting

Yet, being entrepreneurial can also mean managing a portfolio of work as a contractor or part-timer. Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

2009 109

Have a ‘Pre-Existing Creation?’ Protect it in Interviews and Job Offers

Sklover Working Wisdom

For a few years, she was on her own as an independent contractor, but was now a mother of two young girls, and had become far more interested in the comfort afforded by a weekly paycheck. That is, over the course of several years, on her own time she had developed what she referred to as her “Golden Goose,” which was a computer program she had created entirely by herself, years ago, while working as an independent contractor. “Create with the heart; build with the mind.”.

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updates: the nosy coworker, not oversharing as a manager, and more

Ask a Manager

After reading the response and comments, I took the course of action most people had recommended: laying out the specific behaviors I’d like to see changed. I have worked as a contractor with this organization for 2 years, and have great relationships with colleagues there.

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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. Shop around for the best deal and ask around your professional community or association for recommendations. So, you’re going freelance? Managing your own paycheck, expenses, overhead, taxes, and benefits can be overwhelming, but here are five steps to lower your concerns so you can focus on providing your customer the best you have to offer.

Shirt Wearers Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

If hired by IWYS you are an independent contractor of Really Awesome Company, Inc, not a salaried employee (no paid benefits). We highly recommend watching the current shirt wearers to understand the daily schedule. Okay, shirt-wearing isn’t exactly a highly trained skill. Most of us wear a shirt every day and we certainly don’t get paid for doing so (though, if you work in a traditional cubicle job, you’d probably get fired for not wearing a shirt).

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The Workplace that Employers Will Need to Have in the Future

Corn on the Job

As a remote freelancer or contractor: 8%. Spherion’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. As you may know by now, I’ve been provided access to information from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study findings.

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Changing Fields: Advice from a Career Coach

Ms. Career Girl

Would you recommend that I focus on increasing my freelance clientele or do you think it’s better to get some corporate experience in marketing before going out on my own? My Recommendations Review the questions I listed above and be honest in your answers. These days (with the economy fluctuating so much) many companies are hiring part-timers and contractors. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

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.

2014 60

I Check References Each and Every Time I Extend An Offer

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← A Second Chance Audition Using LinkedIn for Recommendations → I Check References Each and Every Time I Extend An Offer Posted on December 7, 2008 by johanna Jurgen surprised me in a comment, when he said that only the worst employees provided references. Mandar Vaze says: December 12, 2008 at 3:06 am Does LinkedIn recommendations help as References ?

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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. I actually did post a kind of a follow-up, but it is listed as "anonymous." The only thing that has changed is that one of my previous directors did indeed supply me with a letter.

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