Independent contractors are a great resource. Make sure the individual qualifies as an independent contractor and is not actually an employee by California Labor Law Standards. Below is the test to follow to determine the right classification. Remember: it's the employer's obligation to prove that an employee qualifies for an exemption
Independent contractors are individuals who
perform work for, but do not enter into an
employment relationship with, a hiring party.
Hiring parties are not required to provide
independent contractors with many of the benefits
they provide to employees (overtime, meal/rest
periods, wage statements, etc.). Hiring parties are also not liable for "employment" claims brought by independent contractors.
The following is a temporary employee, not an independent contractor:
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