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On a 1099, you can't even answer the phone. You cannot do any activity that is an integral part of that business. Think of yourself as a plumber on retainer to a building. This is a 1099-type situation. He gets there when he gets there. You have a contract for the retainer. He uses his own tools. You cannot tell him how to do his job. He doesn't answer your phone or take out your trash or pick up your kids. He has a business license, a WC policy of his own as well as a general liability policy. These are some of the highlights, but the IRS is a big help on defining independent contractors.

Like I said, it can be a great thing for you. Now you call the shots. I don't think this was what she had in mind.