Employee or Independent Contractor?

The Death of the Individual Independent Contractor: A Growing Trend Points to an Uncertain Future

gravestone of independent contractorFrom JDSupraKraig Marton and Jaburg Wilk predict the death of individual independent contractors because of the focus on misclassification, the difficult and inconsistent standards for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors and the many agencies involved.  They write:

So what can a company do to limit its exposure to a misclassification claim?  If a company wants to work with independent contractors, then hiring a lawyer makes a lot of sense.  However, it may be wiser to avoid hiring any individual and calling them an independent contractor.

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