With the holidays fast approaching, many employees will be looking to extend their holidays with use of vacation time. While generally it is good policy to allow employees to use their vacation time as they wish, such usage can present some difficulties for the employer. For instance, discretionary usage by employees can be especially problematic if the holidays also double as that employer’s busy season.
The use of independent contractors is a growing trend in the American economy, and many believe the trend is here to stay. Independent contractors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Companies like Uber rely almost exclusively on independent contractors, and there has been significant increase in the use of independent contractors for a variety of duties (in nearly all industries).