Independent contractors are only independent for tax purposes, you know. They are not always that independent otherwise.
In the end, you may have to deviate from the rates you initially set for yourself, and that is okay, especially if it ends up working in your favor, such as lowering your rates but getting continual work with an agency. The main thing is to establish a baseline of your rates in advance, taking all factors into consideration, and to also determine in advance which elements you are willing to negotiate. Remember that when it comes time for you to sign the contract, you want to do so with confidence.
Specifically with regard to employment rights, most statutory employment protections apply to employers and employees but do not apply to independent contractors. For example the requirements the state and federal minimum wage laws and federal overtime laws protect only employees who are … Read More