The Independent Contractor: Who We Are  

From It’s My Business — “The independent contractor fills key positions in a number of important industries. We make up 88.3 percent of taxi drivers, 64 percent of financial advisors and 20 percent of emergency room doctors. Though we fill different jobs, one thing unites us all: Each independent contractor enjoys the flexibility and responsibility of running…

The Self-Employed Mindset

From Kenji Crosland’s Blog — “all that you need to become self employed is to adopt the self-employed mindset. Adopting this mindset means making the realization that you are already self-employed, that you are, as Brian Tracy says, the “CEO of your own personal service corporation.” You may sell your services temporarily to an employer in return for…

Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Class Certification of Independent Contract Class Actions

From Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP — The California Supreme Court said that the standard for certifying a class of independent contractors.  The standard is: “if the right to control was the same across the class, it was proper to certify the class, even if the actual amount of control exercised varied widely from one delivery…

Realtors — Independent Contractor Status Frequently Asked Questions

From realtor.org — “Worker classification laws at the federal and state levels as well as state real estate license laws will apply to a brokerage’s classification of its salespeople. At the federal level, the Internal Revenue Service has carved out a special statutory non-employee status for real estate professionals, qualifying them as independent contractors when all of…

How to Prevent Independent Contractor Misclassification

From Employers Resource — “Ask Yourself Some Honest Questions to Prevent Independent Contractor Misclassification However, the IRS does provide some guidance when determining how a worker should be classified.  Some of the main questions to ask are: How much instruction and training  will you provide this individual? Does the worker provide his own tools? Is he or…