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Contractors and Consultants

The Alliance has compiled this set of contractor and consultant-related resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Employment Relationship Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration has a fact sheet on the employment relationship under FLSA. It states that the U. S. Supreme Court has indicated that there is no single rule or test for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee for purposes of the FLSA. (PDF, 3 pages)

Hiring Fundraising Consultants: 7 Questions to See if a Consultant is Right for You

Brady Josephson writes about issues of leadership, management, fundraising, and overall strategy in nonprofits. In this post from February 2017, he shares 7 questions to ask a consultant to see if they are the right fit for your project.

Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states that the relationship between the worker and the business must be examined in order to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS provides publications explaining the factors of determination and information about the reporting requirements for payments to independent contractors.

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