What is the difference between employees and independent contractors?
A lot of companies try to hire people as an independent contractor and pay that person’s company to get around paying employment taxes, but you have to be very careful, because that can work in some situations. But if you hire somebody and you control their hours, or their method of operation, and they don’t have complete autonomy, there’s a lot of examples I can go through. But if you’re essentially in control of how that person performs their work, they’re an employee and you could get in a lot of legal trouble if you try to pay them as an independent contractor. So be careful