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What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?

The question of whether a person is an “employee” is determined on a case-by-case basis. The key issue is the employer’s right to direct and control the individual’s work. Employers cannot avoid wage and hour laws simply by classifying employees as independent contractors.

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