Human Resources

Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

IV. Employment

E. Independent Contractor

Periodically situations may arise that require the skills of an independent contractor when other means are impractical.  Prior to hiring a contractor, please contact Human Resources to evaluate if the work requested meets the criteria to determine employee or independent contractor status. 

Generally the person must have an independently established business, do work for others, be paid on other than a salary or hourly basis, be free from direction and control of the college, provide their own tools and workspace, etc.  If these tests are not met, the contractor will be legally considered to be an employee. 

Independent contractors are paid through accounts payable, and if the earnings in one calendar year are $600 or more they will receive a 1099-Misc tax from the college.

last revised: 3/15/2013

last reviewed: 3/15/2013

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