One of the most basic questions about the employment relationship is whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. As with so many employment law issues, the answer is, "It depends”.
Employee status triggers employer obligations under various federal and state laws that do not apply to independent contractors, and the responsibility for classifying a worker is the responsibility of the employer. When determining if a worker should be classified as an Employee or an Independent Contractor there are many variables. HPC can offer a wide variety of information to help clients make the right classification if necessary.