Can a an independent contractor legally require an independent contractor to time track?

Can a company who has contracted with an independent contractor legally require an independent contractor to time track their work (i.e. clock in clock out?) The independent contractor does not get paid by the hour, instead their is a flat-rate monthly payment.

Asked on August 18, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It depends what the contract between the company and the independent contractor says.  If the contract says that despite the flat-rate arrangement, the independent contractor must report the hours spent on the project, then the independent contractor must report its hours.  If not, then the company can not require it as a condition of honoring the contract.


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