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Consultant Forms

Checklist to Determine Status as Employee, Consultant, or Independent Contractor

The existence of an employer-employee relationship between an individual and the University determines whether an individual can be paid as a consultant or independent contractor rather than through the payroll system. As an aid in determining whether an individual is an employee under the common law rules, this checklist outlines 20 factors or elements which indicate whether sufficient control is present to establish an employer-employee relationship.

Standard Consulting Agreement

Activities performed by an individual (who is not an employee) under a sponsored agreement are normally administered through a consulting agreement. This form may be used as a template to develop such a document.Standard Consulting Agreement