DISCLAIMER: This post provides a general overview of employment conflicts that might arise when working with independent contractors. It is not legal advice. If you require information or advice applied to your unique situation, please make an appointment to discuss it with an attorney experienced with the subject matter. Don’t rely solely on what you read on the Internet. Ever.
Independent contractors are not employees. They are self-employed individuals who provide services to businesses on a contract basis. However, the line between independent contractors and employees can be blurry, and misclassifying a worker can have serious consequences for businesses.