First Reference Talks: So what exactly is a “dependent contractor”?

I have often commented on the widespread misclassification of workers and, more specifically, the common practice of treating a worker as an Independent Contractor when they are really an employee in all but name. After all, if someone has a title on the organizational chart, a corporate email address, an office, and an assistant, and is expected to be at work every day, can they really be “independent”?