Hiring Independent Contractors

The dilemma of whether to hire an independent contractor or a regular employee can be daunting, especially to small business employers.

There are three rules: Know the law, hire carefully, and retain the knowledge.

Check out this excellent article from Katherine Reynolds Lewis in The New York Times on the topic.

Katherine’s bottom line: “Do not use an independent contractor just because you cannot afford an employee. Use contractors when the task to be performed can truly be done independently.”