October 4, 2015

Employers are facing increasing scrutiny in the classification and labels of the employees vs. independent contractors. Many employers will rely on their own labels as described or categorized in company handbooks and internal standards manuals. However, this reliance is misplaced, and may open the employer up to legal battle down the road. Most often employees receive more protection than independent contractors on the basis that independent contractors are, essentially, in business for themselves and do not serve at the will of the employer. Independent contractors usually do not receive health benefits, are not subject to FMLA leave, are not subject...

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