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1. What are the differences between employees and independent contractors? Is it possible for an employer to reclassify all of his employees as independent contractors? Explain why or why not.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages for both employers and employees of resolving disputes through ADR? Why would a company have an employee sign a commitment to resolve disputes through ADR? What other methods exist for resolving disputes?

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1. What are the differences between employees and independent contractors? Is it possible for an employer to reclassify all of his employees as independent contractors? Explain why or why not.

While both employees and independent contractors are hired and paid by a certain employer, the two types of workers have many differences not only in terms of benefits but also in terms of work schedule and the way of completing the tasks.
Employees comply with the instructions given by the company on when, where and how the work is going to be performed while the independent contractors set their own hours and does the job in their own way for as long as they can submit the completed tasks on the deadline. Employees are trained to perform services in their own way while contractors use their own methods and no training is provided for them. Employees enjoy benefits such as medical, retirement, annual leaves, and monthly salary as they work either full-time or part-time for the company. Independent contractors are paid according to the task they have completed and don't enjoy most ...

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