When you are running a business, hiring the right talent should be one of your top priorities. It is one of the most important assets your business can possess. However, it’s important to remember that “hiring” is a relatively flexible term. You can hire many professionals and leverage their talent to boost your business without making them employees.

The ability to hire “independent contractors” gives you many of the benefits that hiring permanent employees do with relatively little downside. However, it does come with one risk – independent contractor misclassification.