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Neither, it was a discussion on another board. I've been reading that board for awhile so know more background then is given in this thread.

I linked to this thread.

But if it was me. As an employer or an employee.

I'd go for employee and independent contractor they really are two separate jobs. I wouldn't risk the dental insurance would be okay...but then I don't know how the employer insurance plan reads.

If the insurance covers what would stop companies from signing up their accountant, window cleaner, etc. They are independent contractors, right?

A few years ago there was a logging company that had all their employees as independent contractors. In part because State Industrial insurance was about $10.00 per hours per employee.

It ended up a real mess, partly because the employees didn't realize that made them responsible for their federal taxes. Then some of the employees/independent contractors filed for unemployment and listed the company as the last employer, which they weren't, sorta. The worst was when one of them was injured and no state industrial.

It ended up that the employer had to pay a lot more money than if they had just been employees in the first place.

We repaired their equipment and they were whining about it. Good grief, they tried to sidestep the law and then complain because they got caught.

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