Amazon Business Owners Misclassifying Workers – Understanding Independent Contractors vs Employees

Hiring independent contractors vs Employees… what is the difference?

As a business owner, there is a huge risk in misclassifying an employee as a 1099 independent contractor. But can you explain the difference? I hear that question all of the time and I am going to give you a simple explanation of the difference. It all boils down to control…

If you have someone that works for you and you tell them what, when, and how to do their job, they are an employee.

If you are giving someone projects to work on independently or hire someone and they decide how to get the work done, then they might be an independent contractor.

If you are ever confused, you could almost always rely upon the duck test. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is generally a duck.

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