SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home809. Is your work relationship continuing?

809.1 Does your working relationship continue with the person for whom you work?

If the working relationship continues between you and the person you work for, a factor of control generally exists. This relationship tends to indicate an employer-employee relationship.

809.2 How is an on-going working relationship determined?

If you are asked to work frequently on call or when work is made available, a continuing working relationship exists. This is true even under the following conditions:

  1. Services are requested at irregular intervals;

  2. Services are performed on a part-time basis;

  3. Services are obtained on a seasonal basis; or

  4. You only work a short time.