SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home820. Do you work for more than one person or firm at the same time?

Independent contractors usually work for a number of people or firms at the same time. As an independent contractor, you are free from control by the people and firms for which you work. However, a person who works for several people or firms may still be an employee of one or all of them if he or she works under the control of each firm.

Last Revised: Nov. 16, 2010