The 2013 Guide to Today’s Top Franchises takes a close look at the data compiled as part of Franchise Business Review's annual franchisee satisfaction awards. We explore what trends we're seeing in 2013, what concepts and franchise models are most popular, what’s involved from an investment and financing standpoint, and how franchisee satisfaction has fared in the past year.
May’s first paying job was at age 16, in the small garage in Roberts, Wisconsin. Then he honed his skills as a jet engine mechanic in the U.S. Air Force for four years. When he came out of the military, he went back into automotive repair. After 40 years in the business, May said he has no intention of slowing down. He is now shop foreman for Honest-1 Auto Care in Cottage Grove.
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Posted by shiela bigg on 01:16:51 AM on August 26, 2011
Job growth in the U.S. has not been recovering very quickly. Unemployed individuals are turning to alternative employment options. Independent contractors are being employed more and more often to fill jobs that employees used to do. Understanding the difference between independent contractor and employee could have huge tax consequences. Article source: Making the distinction; employee vs independent contractorIRS. From a legal standpoint, whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee has tax ramifications. The Internal Revenue Service has guidelines that are intended to clarify the difference, partly to avoid confusion and partly to guard against illegal practices such as listing employees as independents.
Posted by shiela bigg on 01:14:19 AM on August 26, 2011
For individuals, the differences in working as an employee and working as an independent contractor mostly involve paperwork and personal responsibility. When you are an employee, the employer is responsible for paying part of your payroll taxes. An employer also has more say about work hours, work process and is responsible for providing the tools to get a job done. An independent contractor is responsible for paying all of their employment taxes and has more individual control over their work process.