There are some very attractive reasons why companies hire workers who aren’t on the payroll or who work in locations beyond the companies’ offices.Chief among them are opportunities to reduce costs and increase the retention and satisfaction of staff members.

Yet at the same time, there are legal implications related to three different outside-the-general-workforce options: independent contractors, remote workers, and temporary workers that are contracted through staffing agencies. Let’s look at the issues, and attractive aspects, of each one in turn.

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