For many business owners, arriving at the point of needing to hire someone because you have more work than you can handle is an absolute dream come true.
But loose hiring practices can lead you to make some extremely costly mistakes -- like hiring an independent contractor who really should be classified as an employee, or not using a contract to make sure you and your worker are on the same page.
In this episode, we’ll cover:
- Why it matters what state your worker lives in, and where your company is located
- How the number of hours worked and whether or not your worker has other clients can help you determine if they should or should not be classified as an independent contractor
- The potential costs (monetary and otherwise) of misclassifying a worker
- Why you should never work with an independent contractor without a contract
- The top things to include in a contract with your independent contractor
- Why a noncompete agreement may not be the best option for you and your independent contractor
- Why it’s important to understand who owns the rights to the content your independent contractor creates for you
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the video of this episode.
BONUS: If you’re ready to start growing your team and you’re still trying to make heads or tails of what qualifies a worker as an employee vs. an independent contractor, download our free checklist below.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Legal Road Map® Episode 37:www.awbfirm.com/podcast37 *Please note that this episode was recorded prior to significant changes to California employment laws dealing with the classification of independent contractors, and therefore does not address these changes. If you live in California or your worker lives in California, please consult with legal counsel about these important changes to the law.
Independent Contractor Agreement Template:https://awbfirm.com/collections/all/products/independent-contractor-contract-template
This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.