If your business hires independent contractors, freelancers or consultants, this is the essential guide for you


Working with independent contractors can save you a bundle — but the rules regarding who qualifies are complicated, and misclassifying a worker can result in serious financial penalties from your state or IRS.

If you hire programmers, writers, designers, marketing consultants, nurses, janitors, telemarketers, drivers — in a word, anyone — on a contractual basis, you need Working With Independent Contractors. This book shows you how to:

  • create a valid contract
  • assess who qualifies as an independent contractor
  • hire ICs without risking an audit
  • retain ownership of intellectual property when using ICs
  • handle an IRS audit
  • take advantage of the IRS’s “Safe Harbor” law

The 8th edition — completely revised to reflect the latest laws and court rulings and the impact of Obamacare on companies that hire independent contractors — includes detailed examples of how a business should hire freelancers. Plus, this book comes with all the contracts you’ll need.

“Explains the proper relationship between a company and a contractor.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“Comprehensive, current and savvy, this is highly recommended…”
-Library Journal

“A guide to the mistakes and benefits and, most importantly, tax implications of hiring people on a contractual basis.”
-Orange County Register


ISBN: 1413320465
Number of Pages: 288

Included Forms

  • Title of Agreement
  • Names of IC and Hiring Firm
  • Term of Agreement
  • Services to Be Performed
  • Payment
  • Terms of Payment
  • Expenses
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Business Permits, Certificates, and Licenses
  • State and Federal Taxes
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Insurance
  • Terminating the Agreement
  • Exclusive Agreement
  • Severability
  • Applicable Law
  • Notices
  • No Partnership
  • Assignment
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Signatures
  • Modifying the Agreement
  • Work at Your Premises
  • Intellectual Property Ownership
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-Solicitation
  • Attorney Fees
  • Independent Contractor Questionnaire
  • Documentation Checklist
  • Worker Classification Checklist
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement for Household Workers
  • Independent Contractor Agreement for Direct Sellers
  • Independent Contractor Agreement for Real Estate Salespeople
  • Independent Contractor Agreement for Consultants
  • Independent Contractor Agreement for Work Made for Hire