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independent contractor

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ′kän‚trak·tər]
(engineering)
One who exercises independent control over the mode and method of operations to produce the results demanded by the contract.
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To secure the help you need, options include outsourcing tasks to independent contractors or hiring employees to whom you delegate work.
Fishman, an attorney and author of books on taxes and business law for small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and the self-employed,offers a guide to working with independent contractors.
a leading capacity solutions provider, headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, is boosting pay for Independent Contractors.
2015-1, which addresses issues arising from the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
The extraordinary payment by the nation's second-largest parcel delivery company is to settle claims brought by the workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and should have been considered FedEx employees.
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In addition, many employers have opted to reclassify their independent contractors as employees -- to reduce liability or to improve the workforce.
CMS offers its services through cloud-based solutions that enable contracting companies to settle and contract with independent contractors as well as track, document and facilitate compliance with the complex regulatory, legal and tax requirements associated with the use of independent contractors.
Some employers want to use independent contractors thinking that they provide flexibility to businesses to meet demands and respond to changing market conditions.
If that's the case, why not just use a group of independent contractors to work for your company and do with few or even no employees?
Simply put, mine operators will be unable to challenge MSHA's decision to take enforcement action against them for violations committed by independent contractors on the grounds that it should have been issued to the contractor--although the mine operator can still challenge the existence of the violation or the proposed penalty.
Courts have also concluded that an operator can be cited for independent contractor violations because the operator could otherwise evade its compliance responsibilities by using independent contractors for most of its work.

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