Independent Contractor v. Employee

Private practice owners sometimes use independent contractors to provide short-term, vacation or part-time coverage in their clinic without considering whether the person providing the service actually qualifies as an independent contractor under federal IRS or state unemployment and workers’ compensation laws. We’ve posted a document, Independent Contractor v. Employee, to help employers decide whether an individual should be hired as an as-needed employee or qualifies to be an independent contractor. Consult an attorney in your state for legal advice specific to your state laws.