Determining what to classify an individual who provides services to your business is sometimes a slippery slope. Business owners often prefer to have as many independent contractors as possible – no payroll taxes or benefits to pay, and no employment and labor laws to follow. Individuals may want to be considered an employee to have access to benefits and legal protection. Per the IRS, the general rule is “that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work, not what will be done and how it will be done”. Sounds clear and concise, but what does control really mean?