Independent Contractor

Business / Real Estate / Independent Contractor: One who is retained to perform a certain act, but who is subject to the control and direction of another only as to the end result and not as to how he or she performs the act. The critical feature, and what distinguishes an independent contractor from an employee or agent, is the degree of control the employer has over such a persons activities.

Other Words for Independent

Independent Adjective Synonyms: self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-assured, (self-)confident, bold, individualistic, competent
Independent Noun Synonyms: free, self-governing, autonomous, sovereign
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Independent Project

Business / Finance / Independent Project: NYSE member who executes orders for floor brokers and firms other than its own. MORE

Independent Station

Technology / Television (TV) / Independent Station: Stations not affiliated with any network, usually refers to commercial stations only. MORE

Independent Practice Associations

Health / Health Insurance / Independent Practice Associations: IPAs are similar to HMOs, except that individuals receive care in a physician's own office, rather than in an HMO facility. MORE

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