Independent Contractor Decision Tree

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This decision tree is a tool to assist you in determining whether a worker should be considered an independent contractor or employee. Retain this tool in your records with the contractual agreement with the worker. You may be asked to present it to justify payment as an independent contractor in order to obtain payment.

** NOTE: This decision tree does not apply to the purchase of a product.

Contact Human Resources at 864-4946 to fill out the Additional Pay Form and for more information. The Individual may not be eligible to be an independent contractor.

There may be a conflict of interest in the performance of this work. Contact the Office of Research Integrity at 864-3441 to discuss before moving forward with the contract

Contact the Office of International Programs at 864-6161 to determine the appropriate method of payment for this individual.

Contact KU Center for Research (KUCR) Business Services 864-7775

The individual is not eligible to be an independent contrator. Contact Human Resources at 864-4946.

The individual may not be eligible to be an independent contractor. Contact Human Resources at 864-4946.

The Worker should be treated as an employee, not an independent contractor. Contact Human Resources at 864-4946.

Contact the Office of the General Counsel at 864-3276 or KUCR Business Services at 864-7775 for a written contractual agreement.

You may move forward with the work. Retain a copy of this instrument for your records. You may be required to produce it before payment will be made.


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