Just how independent is that independent contractor?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Let’s say one of your best employees is leaving because her husband found his dream job as a yoga instructor in Idaho. You love her work and she loves working for the credit union. You both decide that she will do work for the credit union as a consultant. She won’t manage anyone and she can work when she wants as long as she gets the special projects assigned to her done on time. She is free to consult for other credit unions as well but probably won’t have the time. Is she an employee or an independent contractor?With the subtlety of a bull in a china shop, the US Department of Labor yesterday released guidance clarifying the legal test to be used determine if our consultant is an independent contractor or an employee in disguise. If you hire independent contractors, then this guidance is a must read.Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if you “permit or suffer” an individual to work then that individual is your employee. (I’m not making this up: Congress says that if you are suffering at the hands of an employer you must be an employee). continue reading »last_img read more

Teletović Played Excellent in the New Defeat of Nets

first_imgBasketball players of Brooklyn Nets were defeated in the NBA league. The team of Nets, in which B&H representative Mirza Teletović plays was defeated by Chicago Bulls with 95: 78.This is the 19th defeat of Nets for this season but B&H representative played a very good match. Mirza was the starter and in 19 minute he managed to score 17 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocking and he had one missed free throw.Video: http://youtu.be/QjuffDPzg08(Source: Sportsport.ba)last_img