RASppCH08 - Chapter 8: Employee vs. Independent Contractors...

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Chapter 8: Employee vs. Independent Contractors Importance of the Distinction Liability for torts Benefits and protections Tax consequences Coverage by employment discrimination laws. EXAMPLES
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Understanding Employee and Independent Contractor (IC) Relationships It is critical to understand the difference between independent contractor the employee because the employer may be exposed to significant liability for failing to structure relationships with the IC in a way the distinguishes them from the traditional employee. An independent contractor is a broad term for one who is generally not subject to the control of an employer, and provides services on the employer’s behalf in exchange for compensation .
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Three Tests Right to control – common law Economic Realities IRS
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Respondeat Superior Respondeat superior is Latin for “let the master respond.” Under this legal theory the employer has the right to control his employees and is responsible for the harm caused by the actions of his employees during
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course BLAW 3367 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '12 term at Texas State.

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RASppCH08 - Chapter 8: Employee vs. Independent Contractors...

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