How do I classify a new sales position?
September 13, 2011 1:55 PM Subscribe
As an employer in WA state is it better for me to classify a new position as a independent contractor or as an 'outside salesperson'? How do I find out?
posted by bq to Law & Government (4 answers total)
I am adding a new position to makes sales calls. The position definitely fits all the criteria for an 'outside salesperson'
, which means exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. (commission based, from home, part time, etc).
I am having a draft contract agreement drawn up and my lawyer suggested that this position would be better classified as an independent contractor. From my working with ICs in the past it seems that the position would fill those requirements as well. What are the practical differences for me? How do i calculate which is best?