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

    … from penalties and prosecution. If you are an employer who has been paying cash to employees and wants to clean up any potential liability with the CRA, we recommend that you obtain advice from a lawyer who specialized in tax. An Alternative to Cash: Independent Contractor Relationships Rather than put themselves at risk, if possible…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • HURDLES WITH TRIGGERING A SUBCONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE BOND

    … There have been a couple of decisions as of late, particularly in federal court, that have gone in favor of a performance bond surety and against a general contractor’s claim against a subcontractor’s performance bond. These decisions have been so unfavorable that they may be swaying certain internal decisions to move to subcontractor default…

    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/ levininjuryfirm.com- 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 13 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … policy. This is because more than likely the driver’s insurance precludes “driving for profit.” To overcome these obstacles and get the compensation that you deserve, you should hire a personal injury lawyer with Uber accident experience. What To Do After An Uber Accident? All accidents can be frightening, but it is important to know what to do…

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

    … Our lawsuits against Uber have generated national press. Just about every major media outlet in the United States has covered the battle between corporate goliath Uber (market capitalization $62 billion) and its drivers. Many of those drivers struggle to earn even minimum wage. Now that battle seems to be going global. A British law firm has…

    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/ levininjuryfirm.com- 16 readers -
  • 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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