Re: Going freelance?

Subject: Re: Going freelance?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Michael Wyland <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:38:12 -0700

Second on this. The single biggest issue I've run into working freelance is clients who think that 1099 is just a sneaky way to get labor they can direct the same as regular employees without having to pay the costs associated with hiring. Compared to that, it has been a breeze getting information from government agencies about what one has to do to be a 1099 independent contractor (in CA and OR, pretty much nothing, so long as you are an individual using your own name rather than a DBA name and aren't hiring anyone).

Gene Kim-Eng


On 10/9/2017 12:32 PM, Michael Wyland wrote:

The good news, to the extent there is good news, is that once a determination that an employee-employer relationship, it's generally the employer that is in trouble, not the employee. The bad news, in my experience, is that it's sometimes impossible to explain this to client representatives who effectively seek to control *how* a project is performed.


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References:
Going freelance?: From: Shari Punyon
Re: Going freelance?: From: Monique Semp
Re: Going freelance?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Going freelance?: From: Monique Semp
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