Wanted: Independent Contractors

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Many Americans today are choosing to join the ranks of independent contractors rather than work for someone else as an employee. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 7 percent of our country’s total workforce is classified as independent contractors, which represents more than 10 million people.

This means that virtually every employer of any size either currently has or will have contingent workers of some kind — whether it is independent contractors, leased employees or some other sort of contingent-worker relationship. And...
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