Independent contractor or employee? Déjà vu all over again

October 2009
Employee Benefit News;Oct2009, Vol. 23 Issue 13, p46
The article looks at the importance of the proper classification of a worker as an independent contractor or employee in the U.S. It offers a comparison between employers and independent contractors in terms of the obligation of the employer. The three factors to consider in such classification are behavioral control, financial control and type of relationship. It points out that there are instances when a worker can be classified as an independent contractor for certain purposes and an employee for others.


Related Articles

  • Temps, in Name Alone. Danaher, Maria Greco // HR Magazine;Nov2008, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p117 

    The article reports on the need for managers who rely on temporary employees to factor in the growing legal risks of using temporary employees and independent contractors. Increasingly, courts are looking at the employer's degree of control to decide whether workers are temporary or independent...

  • How To Properly Classify Personnel As Either Contract Workers Or Employees. Wan-Mei Huang; Kleiner, Brian H. // Franklin Business & Law Journal;2012, Vol. 2012 Issue 4, p158 

    The article offers information on a research which examines personnel classification within an organization in the U.S. It mentions that employers classify individual on short-term economic imperatives, as formal employee or contract workers, which contradicts to a formal classification...

  • Briefs.  // HR Magazine;Oct2010, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p20 

    This section offers news briefs related to personnel management in the U.S. including the ruling by the California Supreme Court that stray remarks by individuals who are not involved in the decision to terminate a worker's employment could be considered in the employee's age discrimination...

  • The HR I.Q. Test.  // HR Specialist: Employment Law;Aug2012, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p6 

    A quiz concerning personnel management and employee rules in the U.S. is presented.

  • What is an employee? The answer depends on the Federal law. Muhl, Charles J. // Monthly Labor Review;Jan2002, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p3 

    Examines the legal determination that a worker is either an employee or an independent contractor. Importance of the determination; Tests for determining whether a worker is an employee; Factors used to determine a worker's status under the common-law and the economic realities tests.

  • Declarations of independents. Evanson, David R.; Scarlato, Nancy L. // Entrepreneur;Feb1996, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p56 

    Discusses issues involved in classifying workers as employees or as independent contractors. Legal considerations; Tax considerations; Pros and cons of both options.

  • Don't let bias complaint stop legit discipline.  // HR Specialist: New Jersey Employment Law;Dec2011, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p1 

    The article focuses on the significant reminder for human resource (HR) professionals in relation to employee discipline in the U.S. It notes that if disciplinary actions are handled effectively and such is fair and based on facts then there is no reason why HR professionals must suspend its...

  • Can You Supervise Gen X Workers?  // Successful Supervisor;Jul2009, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p3 

    The article offers information on the result of a study titled "A Generational Xchange: A Guide to Managing and Mentoring Generation X," commissioned by Deloitte & Touche LLP in the U.S. It notes that Generation X workers looks for full-time employment and recognized the benefits of a...

  • The Mailbag. Delogu, Nancy // HR Specialist: Employment Law;Feb2014, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p8 

    The article presents questions and answers about paid time off (PTO) limit, firing an employee if he or she was arrested, and wage raises in the U.S.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics