The Employment Relationship
Learn how the employment relationship is defined, including who may be employed, who is considered to be an employer, and the difference between employees and independent contractors.
We’ll start our employment law course by considering what it means to be an employee. This question is important, because many work-related laws apply to employees but not to other kinds of workers, such as independent contractors.
I. Employees versus Independent Contractors
In fact, the difference between employees and independent contractors is one of the fundamental distinctions in employment law.