I'm starting up a company and we have an independent contractor consultant. Can his business cards say that he is the regional Vice President of my company, despite the fact that he is an independent contractor?
Can he, yes, will it open you up to liability, maybe, this is a very sensitive subject and something you would need to discuss with an employment attorney. If an employee is miscalssfied, which is a hot topic in the law now, you can find yourself being in expensive legal defense, best to have an employment attorney review the classification and explain your options.
Having a business card with a title such as regional Vice President is indicative of an employee/employer relationship not an independent contractor relationship. Misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent contractors, presents a serious problems, and can have serious consequences for the employer.
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