Employee vs Independent Contractor

Learn about the differences between being an employee and being an independent contractor.

Establishing the correct business relationship between massage therapy businesses and the massage therapists who actually perform the work presents important legal and taxation choices for both the business owners and the massage therapists. It involves regulation at the federal, state and, sometimes, local levels, and potential large negative impacts for making the wrong decision.

More often than not, the business owners and massage therapists seeking to ensure compliance with federal and state laws are likely to find that the relevant factors point toward characterizing their relationship as employer-employee, not employer-independent contractor, say CPAs and attorneys who counsel in this area.

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