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Is there any difference legally in the hiring process between regular and contract employees?

Dallas, TX |

Our medium sized business is looking to start hiring contract workers, and I'd like to know if there is a different process required when hiring?


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Attorney answers 1


In general, no. If you are talking about hiring independent contractors versus regular employees of your business, then there are some differences in the agreements that you will use. The terms under which an independent contractor will perform their duties are different as you will not be withholding taxes for them. As a result, you should have separate agreements for them to sign, apart from your employees. There are tax considerations and rules that you need to follow when making this distinction in hiring people to perform work for you, whether employee or independent contractor. To make sure that you are complying with the law, you should consult with an attorney about the nature of these workers' roles.

This response is prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended nor should it be construed as legal advice.