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ContractorSince 2002, the HomeBlue Contractor Network has serviced America’s home construction needs. DOVER — The owner of the company constructing the Orpheum Apartments downtown is defending the integrity of the building following claims in a federal lawsuit that the general contractor ignored structural deficiencies and fired the employee after he urged them to correct the problems.

The distinction between independent contractor and employee is an important one in the United States, as the costs for business owners to maintain employees are significantly higher than the costs associated with hiring independent contractors, due to federal and state requirements for employers to pay FICA ( Social Security and Medicare taxes) and unemployment taxes on received income for employees.

Following Y2K when I was working as an Information Technology recruiter, the market for most IT professionals – and especially contractors – went down the toilet as companies had spent their IT budget (and …

What’s The Difference Between An Independent Contractor And An Employee?

ContractorAccepting contract work is an option that some job searchers look at not only when they are having trouble finding fulltime work but because of the lucrative nature of contract assignments. Contractors are self-employed and earn income by invoicing the principal for their services. Contractors often enjoy a great deal of flexibility, which is why many people choose to work this way. Make sure you document this need so the IRS can see you have a subcontractor, not an employee.Contractor

Since some contractors can get carried away with marking up prices, you might want to call the suppliers yourself to determine how much the materials cost without the mark-up. Prior to 1875, if waste was collected at all, private contractors had often undertaken the task.

If your contractor has any employees they should have workers compensation insurance. Therefore, they might be hesitant to hire you fulltime believing you would not …

Be Your Own Contractor And Save Thousands

GILROY, Calif. Contractors have workplace rights and protections but have different responsibilities relating to insurance, taxation and superannuation. Today contractors frequently participate on the design team by providing pre-design services such as providing estimations of the budget and scheduling requirements to improve the economy of the project.

Contractors can work on a specific project or for a period at a specific budget. Complete your Application for Contractor Registration. The first step in hiring a contractor is to decide what type of contractor is necessary for the work you want done. The key point about subcontractors is that they form agreements with the contractor, not with the customer.

Employees are also entitled to receive overtime pay for work performed over the 40-hour-per-week standard, whereas independent contractors may work any number of hours (including far above this standard) with no change in pay. You can save money by avoiding hiring a general …

PCCLB Contractor Search

ContractorHaving a Facility Clearance (FCL) makes a business attractive, but that desire does not provide the needed justification for obtaining a security clearance. Some states require contractors to have a license, while others will accept trade organization membership, job experience and education credits in lieu of a license. Simplify your sales process and easily track your project pipeline with helpful digital tools like the Renovate America contractor portal and mobile app.

Often contractors choose to replace items specified by engineers and architects, because they know better and have more experience. Be aware that it can take at least six months to get a determination, but a business that continually hires the same types of workers to perform particular services may want to consider filing the Form SS-8 (PDF).

Individual contractors are also better able to market their capabilities and to position themselves appropriately in the market. General contractors who conduct …