Reply To: How are you protected? Home › Forums › Independent Contractors › How are you protected? › Reply To: How are you protected? September 16, 2015 at 5:54 am #2906 GennieParticipant I don’t think so. If you are working for someone else, like part-time employees at restaurants and stores, you are at the mercy of the employer. He/she decides what your hours are and you really have no say, other than to look for work elsewhere.