Many people in the business world are not sure what the difference between an employee and subcontractor is. Although they may do the same tasks, the difference is vast. This is extremely common in the construction business and the people who complain the loudest, often get the work done, a little bit sooner, then the people who are more agreeable and acceptable to the contractors burdens. The general contractor works with subcontractors to ensure quality standards.
Subcontractors do not yet need to register. First off, some employers can be turned off considering you for a fulltime job with their company if you have a recent track record of working on contracts. This is because getting first-hand information from a friend or a relative can give you a feel of how these contractors work and provide their services.
After this, the dot com bubble burst and then September 11 occurred and by then, many IT professionals had been laid off and previously high-flying contractors were forced to take far less paying fulltime jobs just to get back into the workforce. An employee must be paid at least time and a half for working on a public holiday and an alternative holiday if it is an otherwise working day for them.
Never hire a contractor you’re not comfortable with. A contractor should be able to give you names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three clients with projects like yours. Subcontractors often specialize in one specific area of construction and try to network with contractors who negotiate for larger jobs that include this area of specialty.
In other cases, the general contractor is hired at the close of the design phase. Covered under a self-elected workers’ compensation insurance policy or obtainÂ an Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC). If you are a business owner hiring or contracting with other individuals to provide services, you must determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.