Independent Contractors

An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or within a verbal agreement. Unlike an employee, an independent contractor does not work regularly for an employer but works as and when required, during which time he or she may be subject to law of agency. Independent contractors are usually paid on a freelance basis. Contractors often work through a limited company or franchise, which they themselves own, or may work through an umbrella company.
Posts about Independent Contractors
  • Why Cash Isn’t King: Lessons for Small Businesses

    …) premiums, or income tax on those wages. However, this is risky business as it potentially opens employers up to significant liability. Two examples of such liability are detailed below. Employee Claims for Unpaid Wages Paying unrecorded cash will open up an employer to the risk that an employee (likely someone who has quit or who has been dismissed…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 16 readers -

    …, to perform and complete the Construction Contract; § 5.2 Undertake to perform and complete the Construction Contract itself, through its agents or independent contractors; § 5.3 Obtain bids or negotiated proposals from qualified contractors acceptable to the Owner for a contract for performance and completion of the Construction Contract …; or § 5.4…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 15 readers -
  • Who is Responsible in an Uber Car Accident?

    … Popular ridesharing companies like Uber1 and Lyft have been taking the transportation industry by storm and giving taxicab companies a run for their money. Over the past several years, Uber has quickly surpassed cab companies in urban areas, such as Philadelphia, for safety, cleanliness, convenience, and affordability. When riders download…

    Gabriel Levin/ 19 readers -
  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … spending millions of dollars lobbying state legislatures nationwide to get laws changed and make it harder to sue the company. We have two class action cases pending against Uber, one in Wisconsin and one in Indiana. And in both states, when Uber thought it might be in trouble, it simply went to the legislature and changed the law. Now future…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

    … This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 28 readers -
  • Erin Kizell to present at Startup Week Vancouver 2016

    … Top 4 Employment Law Issues for Start-ups September 28, 2016 at 2 pm The Profile, 1295 Johnson St, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada Erin Kizell will be speaking on the following topics: 1. Employees vs. independent contractors 2. Best practices for employment contracts 3. Overtime 4. Dismissing employees and how to calculate…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 13 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … ride-sharing program are considered independent contractors. They are expected to maintain their own private insurance. Accordingly, after an accident, Uber will argue that it is a technology company that provides the platform, but is not the drivers’ employer. The good news for Uber passengers is that Uber manages an insurance policy in addition…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
  • Uber Drivers Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors… in the UK

    … sued Uber in the U.K. The charges? Once again, the transportation giant is being called out for not treating its drivers fairly. According to news reports, Uber must appear in court this week to answer claims that it has improperly classified its drivers as independent contractors and has not assured that they receive Britain’s national minimum wage…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • When can a Construction Worker Sue after a Workplace Accident?

    … to recover for the losses they have sustained in an on the job accident. Generally, these situations arise when the injury was caused by the negligence of someone with whom the worker does not have an employer-employee relationship with. These include the following: When an Accident is Caused by the Negligence of an Independent Contractor – Many…

    Gabriel Levin/ 16 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    …Former Uber driver sues company, saying he is owed overtime, tips by Bruce Vielmetti | Link to original source (122K) A former driver for Uber has sued the giant ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking unpaid overtime, tips and other payments on behalf of all current and former drivers in Wisconsin. The suit asks the court to “properly…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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  • Milwaukee Magazine

    … by a lawyer representing driver Lamont Lathan, claims that the company misclassifies drivers as independent contractors when they should be termed employees – thus depriving the drivers of overtime pay and benefits. The suit makes numerous claims, including that the company withholds tips from its drivers, and that it violates minimum wage laws…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
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