Contractor or Employee
- Independent Contractors: Overview
A summary of information on contractors such as the rights and duties of an independent contractor and tips on how to tell the difference between the two types of workers.
- Independent Contractors vs. Employees
A handy chart outlining the key differences between independent contractors and employees, including the differences in tax treatment, length of employment, and wage and benefit considerations.
- Paying Estimated Taxes
Most employees have taxes automatically deducted from their paycheck, but independent contractors do not, which means they need to pay self-employment tax. This article explains how contractors can keep on top of their tax payments by paying estimated taxes.
- Self-Employment Taxes Q&A
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about paying taxes when a person is an independent contractor or self-employed, plus several examples of common situations.
- Sample Independent Contractor and Consultant Agreements
Visit FindLaw's Small Business Center to find real-life examples of the contracts or agreements used by consultants and independent contractors when signing up for a new job
- Part Time, Temporary, and Seasonal Employees
Read about the other types of common employment arrangements – many of which affect young workers the most. Wait staff, summer camp counselors, and lifeguards are all examples of temporary or seasonal employees covered in this article.