independent contractor

A female passenger of Lyft has sued the ride-hailing business here in San Antonio. She alleges she was raped and sexually assaulted by a driver late one night. The woman was intoxicated. She blacked out a few times. She asked to pull over to vomit. When she got back in the car, she woke to

The workers at Tesoro Refineries and other refineries have gone on strike. The companies were engaged in talks to avoid a strike, but the talks broke down. Is that surprising? Workers today are exposed to and required to commit illegal or simply unethical acts with some frequency. The refinery workers were required to work overtime

Since at least the early 1900’s, immigrants, legal or not, have received some protections under U.S. law. One illegal immigrant, Sergio Garcia, filed suit and won before the California Supreme Court the right to practice law in California. Now a lawyer and motivational speaker, Mr. Garcia is still not a citizen. He arrived in the U.S.

A frequent question arises regarding when an employee is an independent contractor and when is he just a regular employee.  Many employers have moved to using independent contractors instead of employees.  The status of independent contractor can save the employer significant amounts of money in employment taxes, social security payments, etc.

But, the IRS understands that employers