The Differences Between An Employee ( Agent ) And The Independent Contractor?

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1. How do courts determine the differences between an employee (agent) and in independent contractor? In dealing with employment disputes, courts must be able to properly identify if the status of employment. Not all employers follow the legal guidelines of employment status, this may cause confusion on both ends and may also result in legal liability (Clarkson, 2015, p.625). Whether an employee is considered as an independent contractor or an agent will significantly determine the outcome of an employment lawsuit. A number of factors are used by courts to evaluate the status of employment. For instance, the degree of control and supervision an employer exercises over the workers in day to day tasks is one of the most important factors used to determine employment status (Clarkson, 2015, p.625). The amount of independence a worker has in completing assignments will make a substantial difference. Independent contractor status will also depend of if the worker is engaged in a district profession and supplies his/her own tools to complete the job. The degree of skills, method of payment and length of employment also factor in into determining employment status (Clarkson, 2015, p.625). If the worker is employed for a short term assignment, receives payment only after completing the assignment and is specialized in a distinct field this indicates independent contractor status (Clarkson, 2015, p.626). 2. Victoria Alberty-Velez worked for a Puerto Rican Television station WIPR.
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