Hiring a Contractor vs Hiring an Employee

Evil HR Lady

When deciding whether to hire someone directly or to offer someone contractor employment, there is more to consider than you might realize. You may think that it’s simply your decision—do you want this person to be a regular “W-2” employee or do you want this person to be a “1099” contractor? The IRS strongly regulates whether someone is a contractor or an employee. Control Freaks Shouldn’t Hire Contractors.

“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I worked for a company as a 1099 independent contractor for several years. Then I was brought on as a W-2 employee, and the compensation remained the same. When I became a W-2 employee, I was required to sign a new and detailed non-compete agreement, but not compensated extra for signing it. Question: Is it true that a non-compete agreement can only be enforced when the employee signing it is compensated for giving up their rights?


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13 Things to Hold Onto For Next Year’s Taxes

Ms. Career Girl

Probably the most well-known tax form is the W-2. Freelancers and self-employed contractors may file a 1099 to report earnings for the year. 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? Before you put away your tax returns, take a few minutes to read over the following list of 13 tax documents you need to hold onto for next year’s taxes.

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How to Identify an Employment Scam

Resume Bear

Rather,you become an independent contractor who receives a 1099 instead of a W-2 tax form at the end of the year. Are you currently on a search for a new job? If you are, you may be using the internet, as well as your local newspapers, to find job openings. While these are both great way to find job openings that you are qualified for, as well as to apply for them, you need to remember to be on the lookout for employment scams.

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Share Your Passion – Be an About.com Guide

Telecommuting Journal

About.com hires independent contractors to contribute content to the About.com website as either a Guide, a Topic Guide, or a Video Producer. An independent contractor, or freelancer, isn’t employed by the company directly so for tax purposes you’ll be getting a 1099, not a W-2. If you’re looking for legitimate work at home jobs you might keep running across writing gigs that note “$675/mo base” as the compensation.

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Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. Also, he has not paid commissions, is a willing partner in allowing an employee to forge a W-2 statement and other problems, too. .

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my boss makes me wear her clothes, eat her food, and say I’m grateful for my job

Ask a Manager

When I received my tax documents, I got a 1099 instead of a W-2. As for her treating you as a 1099 contractor rather than an employee (and thus not paying your payroll taxes ), that’s illegal. If she’s been paying you as a contractor this whole time, you should have seen it on your pay stubs when no taxes were coming out.). The way to address it is to be incredibly matter-of-fact: “I got my tax documents and it looks like I’ve been paid as a 1099 contractor.

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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

The problem is that I’m W-2 and when I got to work the first day, there wasn’t a computer at my desk. As a W-2, doesn’t my employer need to provide the tools for me to perform my work? The IRS rule on contractors versus employees doesn’t require the employer to provide your work tools. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I accepted a raise and promised to stay for a year, but now I want to leave.

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feeling guilty about leaving law-breaking boss, asking for a far-off raise, and more

Ask A Manager

First, my boss hired me as an independent contractor, even though I follow a daily schedule and perform a key role in the company. The reason he gave me is that he can’t afford to pay the necessary taxes for a W-2 employee. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. My boss is breaking laws and promises but I feel guilty about leaving.

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