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Explanation of independent contractor as oppose to employee

You have just been hired by Greg's Goofy Gadgets. You are an IT professional, and you are tasked solely with fixing computers for the company. The position is temporary - it is a 6-month contract. You will be paid $14.00 per hour, and taxes will not be withheld; you will be responsible for paying them on your own. The company has provided you with a computer to use while you are on the job, and it also hired 2 students on college break to work under you for the duration of the project; you will be considered their manager. Discuss whether you will be considered an independent contractor.

Be sure to answer the following questions to defend your position:

* What are the factors the court looks at in determining whether a person is an independent contractor?
* Are you an agent of the company? What constitutes an agent?
* Based on the facts in the scenario, are you an independent contractor or an employee?

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You have just been hired by Greg's Goofy Gadgets. You are an IT professional, and you are tasked solely with fixing computers for the company. The position is temporary - it is a 6-month contract. You will be paid $14.00 per hour, and taxes will not be withheld; you will be responsible for paying them on your own. The company has provided you with a computer to use while you are on the job, and it also hired 2 students on college break to work under you for the duration of the project; you will be considered their manager. discuss whether you will be considered an independent contractor.

Be sure to answer the following questions to defend your position:

* What are the factors the court looks at in ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides an explanation of what an independent contractor is based on specific factors of the court. It addresses what an independent contractor is as oppose to an employee. In addition, it describes what constitutes an agent.

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