Distinguishing Employees from Independent Contractors

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 April 2023
Joe Mahon
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Independent Contractors; Contracts of Employment; Case Law

In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Joe Mahon, Associate in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides an overview of how the law distinguishes employees from independent contractors, including a summary of recent case law in this area. 


The use of independent contractors can be commercially advantageous for both businesses and individuals. For businesses, engaging contractors can provide much-needed independent input on bespoke projects requiring expertise that cannot normally be sourced from its employees. For contractors, the independence of their engagement affords them a degree of entrepreneurship that is not normally associated with taking up

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Joe Mahon
A&L Goodbody

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