Let’s start with this: Everyone is happy being an independent contractor until they’re not.
What do I mean by that? Right now, the relationship works. The contractor performs, and you pay for the work.
But what happens when things go south? As soon as you decide you no longer need those services, the contractor might stop being your BFF.
A disgruntled former contractor has some options, all of which involve some variation of this story: “Once upon a time, I was misclassified and should have been an employee.” None of the former contractor’s possible next steps are good for you: Continue reading