As a result of the huge economic changes of recent years, the employer-employee relationship has evolved dramatically for many workers.
Traditional “employee” roles are no longer considered as the default for many businesses looking to fill positions. Employers often seek more temporary and flexible arrangements by hiring self-employed contractors instead of recruiting salaried employees.
Employers must be cautious when creating these types of new working relationships. It is surprisingly easy to inadvertently create an employee relationship, even where both parties may have initially intended for an employee to be self-employed.