Hmmm i guess that is part of my question. I am not sure. All the answers I find online seem to contradict wether crew members are employees or independent contractors.
I dont have the deal memo for the show. But I remember filling out paperwork, and a w4.
I know the waiting time does not apply to independent contractors, but if we are getting paid through a payroll company then wouldn't we be considered employees. And wouldn't we need to be employees to be covered by productions workers compensation if we were injured.
Thanks for the help I know this industry is a pain with every production trying to manipulate the system for profit.
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