Johanna applied for a job with Freedonia Publishing, a public company that oversees 7 newspapers across the United States. Upon receiving her job, Freedonia Publishing assigned her to a small newspaper in Plainview called The Town Times. Freedonia Publishing set Johanna’s salary, gave her a job description, provided her with housing, and was solely responsible for all hiring and firing at The Town Times. The Town Times set her hours and oversaw her work product and The Town Times logo appeared on her paycheck.
The Town Times has 4 full-time employees including Johanna. On occasion, Johanna’s husband, Emil, would fill in with some of the accounting work and with filing The Town Time taxes. Emil was never paid for this work.
Johanna moved to Plainview and happily worked….