Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Not to Make Sure Someone Is an Independent Contractor

Earlier, I noted both the serious consequences for treating employees as an independent contractor and gave a rule of thumb for telling the difference. Here is what you should absolutely not do if you are trying to make sure that … Continue reading

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Independent contractors are (1) independent and (2) contractors

My last post gave a rule of thumb to tell employees from independent contractors. I said that if you have to ask, they’re employees. Here’s a little more detail. The technical definitions of independent contractor and employee are not just … Continue reading

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Employee or Independent Contractor? A Rule of Thumb

Another lawsuit has hit the sharing economy. Less than two months ago, Sprig, which delivers organic meals on demand in San Francisco, announced that all its drivers would be employees. This week it got sued for, up until then, wrongly … Continue reading

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