What is the difference between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?
To answer this question, the relationship of the
worker and the employer must be examined. An independent contractor is retained in a
position that does not require certification (or in the case of a State of Connecticut
College/University is not a member of the professional staff). Independent
Contractors generally use their own work methods, are usually paid a flat fee and often
advertise and maintain a viable business location. There is no withholding from
wages for an independent contractor (Income Taxes, SS/Medicare Taxes, Unemployment
Taxes). For further information on this topic, obtain the Employee
or Independent Contractor Bulletin (PDF 18KB).
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