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Category Archives: 1099

TRACKING INDUSTRY ABUSES INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

TRACKING INDUSTRY ABUSES  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS By Attorney Dennis Kurth Snow, Carpio & Weekley The distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” is crucial in workers’ compensation law.  Employees are covered by state-mandated, employer-provided workers’ compensation insurance but independent contractors are not. There has long been tension between employers and workers’ compensation claimants over who is...

What if I am a 1099 Contractor and I get injured?

Can I still recover under workers compensation if I work as an independent contractor? by Nick Wearne, Associate Attorney Snow, Carpio & Weekley In Arizona, independent contractors are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are reserved for employees.  However, determining whether someone is an independent contractor vs. an employee is not as...