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  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor: What is the difference?

    The question of classifying someone as an employee or contractor is more complex than you think. If you are an employer and you incorrectly classify someone, it can cost you a great deal of money and even more headaches. The benefits to the employer in classifying a worker as a c...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART ONE

    As promised, this is the first part of my multi-part series: Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors vs. Employees vs. Pro Wrestling. If you are not interested in tax law, or professional wrestling, then this publication may not be for you. In my previous guide, I explained ...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART TWO

    Training: employees are trained to perform in a certain way, the way the employer wants it done. Contractors use their own methods and receive no training from the employer who is purchasing their services. I touched on this a bit in my last guide (part one) where I explained t...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractor vs. Employee vs. Pro Wrestling, PART THREE

    Integration: the services of an employee are merged into the business and the business is dependant on these services in order to continue to exist. The life of the business is not dependant on the services of a contractor. Without wrestlers there is no Pro Wrestling business. PE...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractor vs. Employee vs. Pro Wrestling: PART FOUR

    Services rendered personally: the employee is the person who actually does the work, whereas a contractor can assign his or her own workers to do the job. Obviously, wrestlers cannot outsource their work. They need to make appearances, perform vignettes, make speeches, perform in...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractor vs. Employee vs. Pro Wrestling - PART FIVE

    Hiring, training, and paying assistants: an employee hires, trains and supervises other workers only at the direction of the employer. Contractors, however, hire, supervise and pay their own workers and must also provide materials and labor to do the job. For the most part this ...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART SIX

    Continuing relationship: an employee continues to work for the employer until he quits or is fired. A contractor does a job and when the job is done, so is the contract. Wrestlers work on contract, but most of the contracts have a clause that gives the WWE the option to termina...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART SEVEN

    Set hours of work: employees must adhere to the employer-imposed schedule. Contractors set their own schedule. As stated in a previous guide, the WWE has no off-season and it operates on a constant basis. The wrestlers are expected to follow the "carnival" all over the world. The...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART NINE

    Doing work on employer premises: employees work on the employer site or on a route or premises designated by the employer. Contractors work at the employer site, but also work at their own site. Wreslters get paid to wrestle matches in front of a live audience, tape interviews ...

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  • Triple Threat Match: Independant Contractors v. Employees v. PRO WRESTLING - PART TEN

    Order of sequence set: employees perform tasks in the sequence designated by their employer. Contractors work at their own pace. If wrestlers were allowed to work at their own pace, they wouldn't need to take steroids, illegal drugs, pain killers, etc... in order to keep up with...

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