I own a brand new business and would like to have an experienced salesperson answer the phone for the business.
This person can work from home with his/her own phone and a number that I assign. Prospective customers tend to call at random hours so it's not mandatory that this person be available to answer calls during fixed hours but it would be nice - the more often the phone is answered the more new customers we will close.
Can this person be legally classified as an independent contractor? (as opposed to an employee).
I googled this but am not sure if the person will be classified as a salesperson (he/she won't be generating leads on his/her own), a call center rep' (the job is more than just reading a script), a hybrid, or whether it even matters.
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