My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Arizona.
I've been working for a small business for about 6 months now, we receive no benefits or workers compensation, and are paid bi-weekly. No taxes are taken out. I work between 30-40 hours a week. Is it not illegal to be a 1099 worker and a part-time worker for the same company?
In quotes below is the AD I responded to and was given a handbook upon being hired.
"Auction Listing and Setup person PART TIME 4-5 Days a week, 25-40 hours.
- Must be willing/able to lot, picture, and describe 500+ items per week
- digital photo / picture experience
- Listing Items online - computer and internet
- Auction and Antique experience helpful
- Show up on time and follow directions
- Report progress to management
- Willingness to go above and beyond to get results
- Organize items for auction
- Ability to list move 30lbs
- more tasks as needed
Must be willing to fill in as needed to cover other positions and be cross trained for other departments.
-This is a PT 1099 contract job - most of the time you will be looking at about 25-40 hours a week - you must be OK with this - If not please do not waste your time or mine. If you are not willing to do what it takes to succeed please DO NOT apply. We are looking for someone who is willing to grow as we grow - not someone between jobs - if this is you - please apply."
There are set times for work (5 days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)
We are not allowed to work unless it is at the scheduled time.
we have to call our "manager" at work if we are going to be late or not able to come in.
We have 2 "teams" of workers that do different things depending on the day. (I am a leader on one of the teams) We have "titles" for our positions.
We have to be at meetings
He buys the equipment we use.
We receive training
We can only work at his business.
I don't understand how I can be considered a 1099 worker. Any thoughts or input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!