Independent Contractor or Employee?

Many owners’ associations, especially the larger associations, pay workers to perform certain tasks for the benefit of the community. The kind of tasks these workers may perform ranges from landscaping, maintenance, and construction to teaching classes and operating recreational facilities. Paying workers to perform these tasks for the association is common and often necessary – the board and community volunteers cannot be expected to perform all the duties necessary to maintain and operate a community. However, the classification of workers hired by the owners’ association is critical and associations often do not pay much attention to the classification until it is too late. Specifically, an owners’ association must determine when it hires a worker whether that worker will serve as an employee or an independent contractor.    Read the article…………


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