Independent Contractor Research Foundation

Independent Contractors (IC) are individuals who are subject to the control of or direction from the Research Foundation/University other than as it relates to the end results of the work performed. The ICs’ work is typically specialized or technical in nature and requires knowledge, experience, or abilities that are not available through the normal hiring process. An IC may not be a Research Foundation or CSU employee. Services to be performed as an IC must not displace the work of any employee or fall into one of the Research Foundation/CSU Classification and Qualification standards. In order to qualify as an IC, the individual must provide services without the direction/control of the hiring entity, perform work that is outside of the usual course of the University and Research Foundation’s business and be customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed. Payment for services is based upon completion of specific work, rather than time worked.

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