Employee Vs Independent Contractor

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If I had to identify the single most important decision a business must make regarding how an individual is to be paid for the services he or she provides it would be classification of the individual as an employee or as an independent contractor.

Improperly classifying employees as independent contractors can create serious long-term liabilities for a business. If an individual that the business treated as an independent contractor is later determined to have been an employee by the IRS or the state of Florida, the employer can be held responsible for the payroll taxes that should have been withheld from the individual along with the employer taxes that would have been due, and the penalties for failure to pay these taxes.

Many new businesses look to reduce their costs by using independent contractors rather than employees to perform vital services. By using independent contractors they save on payroll taxes, workers compensation insurance, and employee benefits. Properly used independent contractors can save a business money, but be careful, just because you call someone an independent contractor does not mean they are one.

In general, an independent contractor is an individual who is in business for him or herself and maintains independence from the business he or she is performing the service for, whereas an employee works for and performs services under the control of the business receiving the service.

The IRS and the state of Florida base worker classification on “common-law” factors designed to gauge the amount of control the business has the right to exercise over the worker. Two frequently cited factors of an employee-employer relationship are that the business is maintaining the right to discharge the worker at will and / or the business is providing the worker tools and a place to work. By comparison, individuals who are truly independent contractors generally provide their own tools and work place, they have business licenses, and are engaged to complete specific projects and cannot be terminated without cause from a specific project. There are no hard-and-fast rules as to who is an employee and who is an independent contractor. All possible factors pertaining to the business’s control and the worker’s autonomy must be taken into account.

As you can see, there is no easy answer as to when an individual qualifies as an independent contractor. There is however no penalty or liability for misclassifying independent contractors as employees. As a general rule when in doubt the safest classification may be to choose employee.

Independent Immigration to Canada

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Canada is a country located in the North American continent. It is the second largest country in the world and shares a long boundary with the United States. The land was inhabited by various groups of aboriginal people. In the year 1867, Canada was formed as a federal dominion. The country is a parliamentary democracy as well as a constitutional monarchy; and has Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. Both English and French are its official languages. The country is marked by a high level of technical advancement and industrialization. This has led to rapid economic development long with a rise in the level of employment.

Today, it is one of the most developed nations in the world and shares trade relations with a number of countries, primarily Pakistan. This economic growth has been attracting a number of immigrants from all over the world, who come here for a better future and a better lifestyle. It is also a very beautiful country, where Mother Nature has showered her blessings rather lavishly. Its natural beauty attracts a number of tourists every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations. The country has also evolved a highly reputed educational system and each year Canadian universities attract a large number of students from all across the world, who come here to receive higher education in a wide variety of streams.

So, irrespective of whether you are a tourist, a student or looking for job opportunities, this place offers something to every body. Hence it would not come up as a surprise to me, if you too are interested in immigrating to Canada. However, in case, if you are interested in immigration to Canada, then in that case, you will have to take care of a few things. First of all you should know about the rules and regulations in regard to the immigration process, the qualification criteria, along with a few other facts.

In recent times, the Canadian government has made several changes in regard to immigration laws and regulations, to attract a larger number of skilled workers in the country. In case you wish to be a permanent resident of the nation, then you are issued a Canadian Permanent Resident Card, which can be used by the time, you officially get your citizenship. For temporary immigration, you will be required to get temporary permits, such as student permits, temporary permits etc.

The Canadian federal government, the department of Citizenship and Immigration offers online information related to immigration as well as citizenship, along with detailed application kits. However, despite their best efforts, a person may find the entire process quite cumbersome as well as complicated. In such a case, the person who is applying for immigration can take the help of an immigration consultant, who would assist him/her through the immigration process.

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The Aussie producer/singer/warehouse-party curator has both the talent and charisma elevating her to the top. She released her debut album ‘Run’ in March 2015, and played Coachella shortly thereafter as her first American show. She has two rounds of sold-out Wonderland Warehouse Projects under her belt and a growing list of dedicated super-fans.