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Legal Dictionary > Independent Contractor

What's an Independent Contractor?

Someone who is hired to do something, but who maintains control over how the activity is to be carried out. The distinction between an independent contractor and employee can have drastic legal consequences for a company that misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor.

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