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For any size business, it is important to understand the difference between a volunteer, independent contractor and employee. Businesses often try to cut corners by telling their "employees" that they're really independent contractors while still treating them as employees. Small businesses, in particular, often run into traps when they hire "volunteers" under the belief that they are providing education in exchange for labor. Below is some general information about the legal definitions of a volunteer, independent contractor and employee. The most important fact to remember is that what an employer and the subordinate individual agree upon is not sufficient to change the subordinate's legal status under the law. In other words, you cannot contract around these legal definitions.