Yes, we recommend almost always having separate policies for employees and ICs. There will necessarily be practices that are specific to employees only. And there may be other practices specific to ICs and that reflects your contractual relationship. As a matter of practice, employee policies do not apply to ICs. However, the policies and practices of a carrier may apply to both employees and ICs, particularly if they govern relationships and interactions. For example, how you onboard, how you process payment disputes, how you award services, etc. Remember, the key to having a legally defensible contractor model is to focus on the end result, not how the IC achieved it. Policies and procedures tend to overstep a bit and get a company involved in how the work is done, which can create a direction and control dilemma.