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Employer-Employee Relations, Business Law w/References

Identify and analyze the policy differences on "Regular" employees versus temporaries or independent contractors.

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An independent contractor is "a person who contracts with principal to perform a task according to her or his own methods, and who is not under the principal's control regarding physical details of the work." (Benett-Alexander & Hartman, Ch 2, pg 47, 2003)

An employee is "a person who is hired to provide services to a company on a regular basis in exchange for compensation and who does not provide these services as part of an independent service" (, 2007)

Ii is important for one to understand the definition of employee because sometimes companies will hire supplemental workers on an "independent contractor" basis to help cut back on costs. Therefore, while the employee may be working part-time, and the work load increases, the employee may need to go on full-time basis; this will mean that the employee's benefits will change in that now they are more expensive to maintain since the compensation is more costly for the employer. Therefore when the workload increases, this will indicate that not only one or two may go to full-time status, but many more. It would be in the ...

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Several paragraphs (more than 300 words) for Business Law Class about "Employer-Employee Relations" for a DQ (Discussion Question) with references to match the reading requirements text.