These links are provided with little commentary for workers (both independent contractors and employees) to be able to understand the situation they work in.
- IRS worksheet to determine whether a position is staff or self-employed
This worksheet is a list of questions and answers a person can fill in to draw conclusions regarding their own employment status. It is an IRS form.
- Employment categories, per the IRS. There are five employment categories listed, with links to understand the implications for each one of them.
- Employee or independent contractor? IRS has rules that clarify the difference between these two main types of employment. However, there are actually five types of employment, not two.
- Guide from the Small Business Administration on hiring and managing staff
- Interpreter and translator worker classification status in Oregon
In Oregon, there is a special exception to employment status carved out for interpreters and translators who work for a language company. This post explains that situation.
- Employee or independent contractor? The State of Oregon has specific rules regarding what it takes to define oneself as an independent contractor. Even though there are federal guidelines, there are also state guidelines.
- Oregon Administrative Rule regarding the difference between employees and independent contractors.
- Criteria by four Oregon State agencies to establish whether an individual is an independent contractor.
- How to start a business in Oregon, according to the Secretary of State
In this document, employment status is referenced. So are other issues involved in starting a small business.
- The true cost of employment. This is a resource from the Small Business Administration.
This resource can be helpful when thinking “An employee gets paid x. The extra costs a company covers for that employee are… I need to include those in my bill to come out even.”
- California state employment status page. This becomes law on January 1, 2020. It is known as AB5 in some circles.
- Massachusetts Independent Contracting law. This law preceded the California law on independent contractors. However, it has not received as much national publicity as the California AB5 legislative effort.
- Washington State Law 6 part test for independent contractors includes the ABC test since 1991.