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employees and independent contractors

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

Can your company legally change your job responsibilities, reduce your salary, and/or assign you to a different department? Why or why not? What are the potential legal considerations for the employer in the event of such changes?

What are some key regulations that impact the recruitment procedures within an organization? What has been your experience with recruitment? After reviewing the information in the reading, were any regulations in question?

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

Employees are on the payroll of the company and provided a fixed salary along with bonuses as per organization's policy, along with other benefits such as medical/health insurance, etc. The employer has to withhold Federal taxes from the wages of the employee. A part of Social security as well as Medicare taxes is also withheld and matching amount needs to be paid by the employer. Under common-law rules, anyone who performs services for you is your employee if you can control what will be done and how it will be done. This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed.

Independent contractor is not the employee of the organization and is paid as per the contractual assignment performed for the company. The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if you, the person for whom the services are performed, have the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not the means and methods ...

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

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