If an RBT has doubts about its classification as an independent contractor, it can go to its local wage and hour department. Find your local office, by Land, using this link: www.dol.gov/whd/local/index.htm There are pros and cons for both independent contracting and employee positions. At the end of the day, each employee must analyze each employee`s responsibilities and choose what is right for them. At BCOTB, we have seen behavioural analysts who held both positions and who, because of their enormous advantages, chose to remain as collaborators. Do you have any questions? Call us now! Hello world! Currently an RBT and hopes to be a BCBA after the exam in May. (Before you all panic, I know that RBTs can no longer be private contractors! Just plan for the future…) My supervisor and I want to be certified by a large number of insurance companies so that we can finish and consult a private school for special needs during the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. For those who have followed this path, what is the easiest way to become registration information? Any Google search I do only leads me to companies that I can pay to do the work for myself, but not sure it`s worth it. Thank you! As a general rule, night and weekend work is not a choice for these workers. According to the company, independent contractors do not receive compensation for tasks outside of direct therapy or monitoring. Most reports write, telephone consultations and travel time are considered “unbilled” and workers are not compensated for those hours. Conversely, as collaborators, although we may be limited to work from Monday to Friday in 8:00 A.M.
and 6.M P. we may be compensated for unbilled work. Any time spent on materials, charts or reports that cannot be billed is included in the employee`s hourly wage or hourly wage. As a co-worker, you are not prevented from preparing for meetings, making equipment or helping your customers due to compensation restrictions. The IRS provided a form to help individuals determine and report their share of social security and Medicare taxes not recovered from wages when the person was, by definition, a worker but was falsely considered an independent contractor by their employer. www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8919 behavior Analysts and RBTs should buy most of the reinforcements and materials for their session. In addition, employees may work a-clinic and be compensated for any miles or travel expenses they may have, while independent contractors may be required to travel daily to several sites, without compensation for travel or the wear and tear of their mode of transportation. In addition, staff may be compensated for attending conferences such as FABA or ABAI. Companies typically send staff to conferences with their typical salaries to promote professional development and allow physicians to get CEOs. Independent contractors should pay for their own registrations and be reduced in wages due to the cancellation of services during their journey. It should be noted that all labour costs incurred by independent contractors can be deducted from income tax, but this would require careful documentation and an impeccable registration system in which each mile travelled is documented and there are receipts for each item deducted in case of examination.