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If someone is classified as an "independent newspaper contractor" for a newspaper, and is in a buy/sell arrangement per copy, are they free to manage their contracted area as they determine to meet the contract specifications. My question is whether an independent contractor can be told what specific retail locations ie. newsracks they must service (also assume the contractor pays a newsrack rent per machine fee). Are Independent Contractor's in this structure free to establish their own sales area coverage to meet the contracted goals as set in the agreement. For example, if the newspaper company tells an Independent Contractor to place a newsrack in front of the Burger King, but the contractor doesn't feel it is in their best interest (for whatever reason), what is the legal opinion concerning being an independent Contractor vs. being told what an independent Retail sales contractor has to do?

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