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The definition of the degree of control and independence of an employee

The below analysis of factors pertaining to the employee hired by Dream Massage qualifies him as an independent contractor To arrive at this decision I would like to define the degree of control and independence of an employee in 3 categories as follows 1 Behavioral In case of a direct employee the company controls or has the right to control the worker's role tasks schedule code of conduct and performance on his job 2 Financial The company pays for the worker s job related expenses and reimbursements provides for tools supplies fixed pay benefits and perks 3 Type of Relationship The employees are bound by written contracts and employee type benefits i e pension plan insurance vacation pay etc The employee has a long term relationship that continues unlike in the case of a contractor where the contract ends after a certain time frame that has been prior approved Also the employee mostly performs a key aspect of the business unlike an independent contractor In the case of Dream Massage the new employee is deprived of the financial benefits insurance vacation time off and tax withholdings and has been hired for a certain contract period However the employer is taking compete responsibility of setting up a defined work schedule provides her clients and all her massage products and exercises complete control over how she does her work Weighing all these factors in the situation of Dream Massage it indicates that the worker is being treated as a direct employee while financial factors indicate that the worker has been originally hired as an independent contractor Hence the status is not very clear and is obscure 

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