independent contractor

Generally, one who, in exercise of an independent employment, contracts to do a piece of work according to his own methods and is subject to his employer's control only as to end product or final result of his work. Hammes v. Suk, 291 Minn. 233, 190 N.W.2d 478, 480, 481.
One who renders service in course of self employment or occupation, and who follows employer's desires only as to results of work, and not as to means whereby it is to be accomplished. Sparks v. L. D. Folsom Co., 217 Cal.App.2d 279, 31 CaLRptr. 640, 643.
An independent contractor is a person who contracts with another to do something for him but who is not controlled by the other nor subject to the other's right to control with respect to his physical conduct in the performance of the undertaking. He may or may not be an agent. Restatement, Second, Agency, No. 2

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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