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Significant employee vs. contractor exposure


"Would there be significant employee vs. contractor exposure for workers you hire for a very temporary part time engagement? For example, we bring someone in to assist the marketing department for 5 hours per week for 4 weeks...."

This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand:

"Employee or Independent Contractor? That is the Question!"

Please add your thoughts about it below. Thanks!


(Tax/Business Consultant) |

It depends on the duties/engagement.
You should have the contract in writing between the company and the contractor.

Use common sense.. oxymoron in the business world.. but still...

Do you "control" what that contractor does in the department while employed?
Do you act the way you do to the contractor relatively the "same" way you do with your employees?

Or do you give them the contractor the assignment and let them do their work relatively independently?

Each situation is based on facts and circumstances!

Suggest that you contact a local tax professional or employment specialist to assist you further instead of posting on an open online forum.


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