822.1 Does your employer have the right to fire you?
If your employer has the right to fire you, a factor of control exists, indicating an employer-employee relationship. On the other hand, independent contractors cannot be fired provided that they meet their contractual requirements.
822.2 Do labor union restrictions on firing affect the employer-employee relationship?
Sometimes an employer's right to fire is restricted because of a contract with a labor union. This restriction does not affect the existence of an employment relationship.