What's an Independent Contractor?

What makes an "Independent Contractor" an Independent Contractor (vs. some other kind of contractor or consultant)? Any specific suggestions on where to look for this info? Thanks!

1 answer  |  asked Jul 2, 2001 1:54 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
indy contractors usually are not

your best source of general information is your local office of the california dept of labor standards enforcement, whose phone number is in the state pages at the front of your phone book. if you have more specific questions related to your status, you should talk to an attorney experienced in employment law. for the record, it is more likely than not that an "independent contractor" is not an independent contractor. what is often at stake are benefits, seniority rights, and sometimes 401k and stock options rights.
if you would like to speak with me, please call my office.
good luck
janet koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Jul 2, 2001 5:12 PM [EST]

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