Under common law rules, anyone who provides services for you is your employee if you have the power to dictate what will be done and how it will be done. This is true even when the employee is given some freedom of action. Seasonal employment refers to the hiring of one or more people primarily to provide services for regular, recurring periods of 26 weeks or less in any 52-week period, except for services in the construction industry. Paid employment, on the other hand, means gainful employment for no less than 30 hours a week for a period of not less than 12 months.
To determine if a worker is an employee, it is essential to analyze their dependence on the company they work for. If a person earns a significant portion of their salary from that business, they are likely to qualify as an employee.