Employer's guide to using independent contractors

Employer's guide to using independent contractors

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Using independent contractors is attractive for many reasons -- but it can be risky. Use this handbook and better understand your legal responsibilities and make optimum use of workers. Attorney/lecturer Tim Stalnaker deciphers for you the legal criteria that distinguish independent contractors from employees. He explains the laws, explores your work arrangement options, and offers helpful case examples. You'll learn: -- why using independent contractors can help your organization stay competitive -- but only if you structure work arrangements properly -- which laws expose you to the risk of your independent contractors being reclassified as employees -- costing you unpaid payroll taxes, minimum wages, overtime compensation, and other damages -- how to structure your business relationships to minimize your risk of liability under tax and employment laws -- what strategic issues to consider before you prepare or sign another contractThe writer agreed to indemnify the firm if the article violated any copyright laws or rights of third parties. Work performed pursuant to a contract such as the one described in the preceding paragraph was referred to as free-lance work. Firm policy prohibited ... 3121(a) and 3306(b). The term aquot;employmentaquot; in these statutes means, in general, service performed by an employee for the person employing him.

Title:Employer's guide to using independent contractors
Author:Tim Stalnaker
Publisher:Bna Books - 1993-12-01


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