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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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Three of the agency's four board members held that an employer's mere communication to its workers that it believes they are independent contractors does not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if that opinion is later found to be wrong.
Independent contractors are allowed to make collective arrangements about rates in order to earn a minimum income.
OKLAHOMA CITY A bill that has advanced through both the Oklahoma House and Senate could help to put independent contractors to work in the state, its author says.
6 May 2019 - Phoenix, US-based Openforce, a provider of services for independent contractors has acquired Tennessee, US-based logistics platform Flexible Workforce, LLC, the company said.
It has been estimated that by 2020, about 40 percent of American workers will independent contractors. That could have important considerations for businesses when deciding which employees need to be covered by workers' comp.
The second factor in the Court's discussion -the individual's role in hiring and paying assistants--also weighs in favor of independent contractor status for these insurance agents because the agents were solely responsible for paying their own staff, determining their compensation and benefits, and deciding whether to classify these assistants as independent contractors or employees.
Many businesses are trimming payrolls by converting employees into independent contractors, but a Nov.
This article provides some tips and guidance on navigating the gig economy by properly classifying project-based workers as independent contractors.
A federal appeals court in Ohio on July 31 heard arguments by opposing attorneys in a class action dispute over whether agents working for an insurance carrier on an exclusive basis should be classified as independent contractors or as company employees.
Employers have their work cut out for them if they want to ensure that workers they consider to be independent contractors do not at some point in the future have tenable grounds to claim they should have been classified as employees entitled to certain benefits, protections and rights to overtime pay.<br />The days of companies hiring people and simply labeling them independent contractors are over in Massachusetts, according to James W.
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.

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