As a business grows, it will happen that you’ll need to either hire employees or independent contractors. There are some advantages to hiring independent contractors over employees – advantages such as not having to pay someone a full-time wage for part-time work. A few more advantages of hiring independent contractors over employees are not having to pay payroll taxes, or provide benefits.
But, it can be a tricky process to ensure that independent contractors remain, in the legal sense, independent contractors and do not cross over to employee status. To avoid these pitfalls, learn these best practices for hiring contractors with which to outsource work for your business needs. However, first make sure you understand exactly what an independent contractor is.