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contractor

(kŏn′trăk′tər, kən-trăk′-)
n.
1. One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
2. Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.

contractor

A UK term for a member of staff or external worker who provides NHS services, but is not directly employed by an NHS Trust.

contractor

the role adopted by a veterinarian who employs others, especially technicians, to carry out specific tasks, e.g. mulesing of sheep, without being financially liable for the quality of their work.
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Oh, Semyon the contractor came the day after you left.
He went straight from the cowhouse to the counting house, and after a little conversation with the bailiff and Semyon the contractor, he went back to the house and straight upstairs to the drawing room.
He was the idolized only son of a very wealthy and illiterate Government contractor, and attended the lectures only during the periodical fits of contrition following upon tearful paternal remonstrances.
Some wholesale contractor measured Fate for five thousand coats of such quality, and Fate has lent this old coat to this old man, as one of a long unfinished line of many old men.
By which means, or by others, he grew rich as a Dust Contractor, and lived in a hollow in a hilly country entirely composed of Dust.
Stating that "earning more by working more" is consistent with employee status without providing instruction that an alternative situation can be consistent with independent contractor status is an example of how the materials repeatedly urge the reclassification of contractors as employees.
The "foregoing paragraphs" include their own inclusion - so all subordinate contractors and vendors are required to include them in their subcontracts and purchase orders, ad infinitum.
But over the last 50 years a virtual shadow government of contractors has sucked up taxpayer money and chipped away at the legitimacy of public institutions.
Using independent contractors to supplement nursing home staffing is commonplace.
5 billion loss of revenues because of misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Given the opportunity, most contractors prefer to submit to their owner/client for signature the "Standard Form AIA (American Institute of Architects) Agreement" between owner and contractor.

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