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Oregon Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees?

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Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees?” by attorneys Lisa C. Brown and Jim W. Vogele, (OSB PLF, July 2012, In Brief, pp. 1-3)

Excerpt:

“Law firms working with contract lawyers should be aware that law firms, just like any other businesses, may be audited by federal and state agencies to ensure they are correctly classifying their contract lawyers as either employees or independent contractors. A firm may assume a contract lawyer is an independent contractor without carefully analyzing the factors distinguishing independent contractors from employees.

So, why does it matter whether you correctly classify contract lawyers as independent contractors? ….” [Link to article or, if you’re not a member of the OSB, contact an Oregon law librarian.]

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