Re: Charge Against Earnings of Independent Contractor for Missed Shifts
but it is apparent, to me at least, this is not the situation here.
=Bubba Jimmy;325693]Nightclubs contract for entertainment from independent contractors all the time. Contracting for a four week engagement for a singer, for example, is quite normal and an integral part of a nightclub's operation. Same for bands, comics, and other entertainers. Not all entertainers are employees, and strippers are indeed entertainers.
yep and it would behoove the OP's friend to do this.
Anyone in doubt can file form SS-8 with the IRS to request a formal determination for tax purposes. Every business operates differently and the full set of circumstances works together to determine under the law a worker's status.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.