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independent contractor

Medtalk A nonsalaried employee–eg, 'temp' nurse, 'per-diem' physician, consultant, etc, who provides a service at a rate higher than that of a salaried full-time employees, who is hired on an 'as-needed' basis; ICs don't receive health benefits, retirement contributions, paid vacation, or have part of their pay deducted for taxes. See Employee, Locum tenens, Per diem.
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The board found that Velox Express workers are employees, not independent contractors, so therefore Velox Express violated the NLRA when it fired an employee for complaining about the way workers were being treated.
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Largely driven by the gig economy, studies show that by 2020 at least 40 percent of all workers will be independent contractors, as opposed to traditional employees.
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In order to arrive at the decision which will make the most sense for your company, its important to first understand some of the key differences between working with independent contractors versus having employees on staff.
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During this audit of her personal returns, the IRS requested the documents related to Nelly's independent contractors. The documents were requested not to determine whether the classification was correct but to determine whether Carney had paid the correct amount of personal taxes related to her business.

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