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    Define an independent contractor and discuss related issues

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    What is an independent contractor? Please name two advantages to being an independent contractor.

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    An independent contractor is a person who is self employed, as opposed to being an employee. This type of arrangement is common for specific jobs or contracts usually involving specialized skills.

    For example, if you hire an attorney, he is your independent contractor. So is a house painter and a ...

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    The solution defines an independent contractor together with examples of common independent contractors we all use in life. Next is a brief discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of acting as an independent contractor in the business world.