With our recent launch into the USA we added a feature to our platform to create even more transparency between our members.
Now, when a dental office is posting a shift they state whether they pay their temporary hygienists and assistants as a 1099 Independent Contractor, as a W2 Temporary Worker, or if they have No Preference!
This information is then shown in the temping shift postings, so that hygienists and assistants know ahead of time which available shifts are designated paying as Independent Contractors and which as Temporary Employees, and they can make informed decisions about which shifts to work, based on their preference.
We recognize that most offices prefer to pay their one-day temporary dental hygienists and assistants as "1099 Independent Contractors", while some offices prefer to pay them as "W2 Temporary Employees".
Likewise, some dental hygienists and assistants prefer to be paid as Independent Contractors, while others prefer to be considered W2 Temporary Employees (and some are ok either way).
Our goal is not to dictate the rules, but to allow dental offices, hygienists and assistants to specify their preferences - so that dental offices and dental professionals can connect based on similar preferences.
Keep in mind, Independent Contractor workers are paid directly their full invoice amount, by cheque, cash, e-transfer, etc. after their invoice is submitted.
But please remember, every state has their own version of employment laws, so be sure to contact your accountant or tax lawyer to ensure you're following the rules.
As always if you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us!