380 pages : forms ; 23 cm
" This is your complete guide to hiring independent contractors to meet your business needs, from making sure you comply with state labor and antidiscrimination laws to protecting your intellectual property to drafting and signing agreements. Working With Independent Contractors also has everything you need to know to make sure that any independent contractor you hire is not considered your employee. Lawsuits in this area are very expensive. This book educates employers about how to hire employees legally, without risking legal trouble. With this book you can avoid misclassifying workers and learn how to: - create a valid contract - assess who qualifies as an independent contractor, and - handle an IRS audit Includes all the legal forms you need, all forms are now downladable at nolo.com"-- Provided by publisher.
"With Working With Independent Contractors, you can learn how to: create a valid contract, assess who qualifies as an independent contractor, and handle an IRS audit"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Benefits and Risks of Working With Independent Contractors -- The Common Law Test -- How the IRS Classifies Workers -- IRS Audits -- State Payroll Taxes -- Workers' Compensation -- Hiring Household Workers and Family Members -- Health, Safety, Labor, and Antidiscrimination Laws -- Intellectual Property Ownership -- Strategies for Avoiding Trouble -- Procedures for Working With Independent Contractors -- Independent Contractor Agreements -- Help Beyond This Book.