My question involves independent contractors in the state of: I routinely provide videography services in MD, VA and DC. I have also worked in DE, PA, NJ and WV. When working as an Independent Contractor, where is the line drawn between what a client has a legal right to expect and what decisions can be made by the contractor? I was told many years ago that an Independent Contractor cannot be told by the client HOW any job should be completed, but I don't know what law or laws that statement was based on, or to what that specifically does and does not apply.