As a business owner, have you found yourself working longer and longer hours as you’re faced with an ever-growing to-do list? If so, it may be time to hire some additional help. Hiring an independent contractor can help you save on payroll costs or bring some much-needed expertise to a one-off, unique project you’re working on. These projects must be outside of the usual operations of your business.
Unlike a full-time or statutory employee, contracted employees allow you to eliminate some payroll-related costs and liabilities that you would otherwise have. It may also make more sense logistically since some positions won’t be needed on a full-time or even part-time basis.
Let’s look at how to hire an independent contractor, including how to choose one, pay one, and what paperwork you’ll need.