Walter Does It His Way

Address both of the scenarios listed below. Support your responses with appropriate cases, laws, and other relevant examples research and cite research, using APA guidelines.

Scenario 1: Walter Does It His Way
Jonathan operated a landscaping business as a sole proprietor. Jonathan's business picked up in the spring and summer, so he asked his friend Walter to help him. After doing some research, Walter determined that he could become an employee or act as an independent contractor. Walter was excited about the opportunity; however, he wanted to reach an agreement that would provide him the best tax benefits. How does an employee differ from an independent contractor? What status should Walter choose? Explain your reasoning.

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