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  1. Koen, Clifford M. Jr JD
  2. Mitchell, Michael S. JD, LLM
  3. Crow, Stephen M. PhD


Hiring contingent workers can significantly help health care employers reduce labor costs while maintaining the staff required for quality patient care. However, a number of federal laws create legal land mines that await the unsuspecting employer. This article, the concluding part of a 3-part examination of contingent employment, addresses additional issues including benefits, tax implications, workers' compensation, contract considerations, and the screening of potential staffing partners.