Contractor vs employee

Subject: Contractor vs employee
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 26 May 1995 14:25:53 -0700

>Subject: Contract Technical Writer -- San Jose, CA

> Technical Writer -- 6 Month Contract -- open immediately

> Contractor is required to work on-site and full-time.

I think this provision makes it highly likely that the IRS will regard this
as an employer/employee relationship.

You should probably advertise for a temporary employee, not an independent
contractor, and be prepared to pay all the usual payroll taxes. Otherwise
you might be opening your company up for big trouble down the road.

Don't take my word for this. Ask your lawyer. ...RM

Dr. Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org
Review Editor, IEEE Micro Vice President, STC Berkeley Chapter


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