It takes more than a signature on a contract to determine the difference between hiring an independent contractor or an employee, says MAS business advisory manager Shaun Phelan
DEAR AUNT MASIE
We’re looking at taking on a new associate GP in our group practice. The GP we have in mind would prefer to be engaged as an independent contractor, but we hope this will be a permanent role and wonder whether they should perhaps be an employee?
Contractor or not, Tauranga