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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...