Can a contractor be considered a supervisor?

When can an outside contractor, hired by the CEO be considered your supervisor? The contractor was hired and we were told to fully cooperate with the contractor (or be fired) and the contractor had the authority to assign duties and make reccomendations to the CEO about our performance.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 5, 2004 07:24 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver

I don't see what difference it makes. The person who tells you what to do sounds like your employer's agent. If your employer wants to pay an independent contractor to supervise its employees, it probably can do so. If that contractor does something wrong, then the employer is most likely going to still be liable. Without more facts, it is hard to know what your concern is.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Apr 5, 2004 09:52 AM [EST]

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