Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side: An Independent Contractor Case Study

Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side: An Independent Contractor Case Study

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CASE DESCRIPTION

The principle focus of this case is the analysis of economic opportunity and work rule differences of individuals who work for firms as employees and those who work for companies as independent contractors. Legalities and personal preferences are analyzed in relations to the pros and cons of both categories. Job condition scenarios are compared with the case revolving around which choice is better for the individual worker. Special consideration is given to specific personal situations and how the advantages and disadvantages of both options will likely affect the quality of life for our specific character. The benefits and negatives to be considered would include: tax liabilities, freedom to choose the hours and methods of work completion, work-related equipment issues (i.e., transportation and office equipment), benefits options, and the impact of immediate supervision.

CASE SYNOPSIS

This case deals with an individual as he tries to make his way through the maze of today's workplace in route to becoming a self-sufficient and productive citizen. …

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