Therapists who contract with organizations and work on the sites of these organizations generally use forms or other documents provided by organizations. According to the tripartite theory of factors, the use of such materials could constitute evidence of control. But the organization can also assert that the use of such materials is part of a long industrial practice or that it was useful for the therapist, in the circumstances, to use such materials. The reasonable approach is potentially good, as municipal citizens often look at agencies and community centres for help on mental health issues. Moreover, the existence of public resources for such services would tend to support the adequacy of such an approach. But therapists provide services in person. However, according to the tripartite theory of factors, this should be a neutral fact, as it is a long-standing practice of the license profession of therapists. This license is personal to the licensee and it is illegal for any other person to use such a license. As a result, therapists are required by law to provide their services personally. In “Thoughts On Classifying Marriage – Family Therapists As Independent Contractors Versus Employees,” we also found that there can be serious financial consequences if a worker is wrongly classified as an independent contractor, if that worker is actually controlled as an employee; that several government agencies may be interested in ranking a worker by an organization; and that there are many opportunities for courts and government authorities to assess an organization`s control over a worker to determine the status of an employee or self-employed contractor, the most common test being the 20-factor internal income service test. When the therapist works on the organization`s site, the problem becomes more and more confusing. The tripartite theory of factors seems to allow for such an action, because the therapist can always argue that he or she works outside the organization, because the organization is a kind of community centre or agency, that is, a centralized place where community members know that they can receive psychological treatment.
The existence of state resources or charitable objectives would certainly help to reinforce such an argument. The massage contract is between a therapist and a massage company. The agreement applies to any type of therapist who uses their hands to offer a client therapeutic or physical therapy. The main objective of the agreement is to outline the therapist`s remuneration and responsibilities. Under this agreement, the contractor is not considered an employee and is responsible for the payment of his federal (IRS) and state taxes. Third, this type of agreement or other independent contract contract should not be used for MFT trainees or trainees.