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HR Confidential: Independent contractor rules of engagement

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209.

Q: How do you navigate the relationship with an independent contractor who wants to be an employee?

How is an independent contractor like a hit man? Let me count the ways. When your independent contractor wants to be treated like full-time staff, things can get awkward. If you don't want to lose good talent because of poorly defined rules of engagement, familiarize yourself with the IRS guidelines and be prepared to defend your judgment call.

 

 

 

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June 25, 2017 - 1:53pm