If One Agency Considers the Worker an IC…

If One Agency Considers the Worker an Independent Contractor, Then All Others Will Also.

Welcome back to the blog series on the 13 Myths of Independent Contractors. We created this series to help you navigate some of the potential legal minefields caused by the complex legal environment surrounding independent contractors. The content from this series comes from the whitepaper: Independent Contractor Myths versus Reality.

Myth: If one agency considers the worker an independent contractor, then all others will also.

As we saw with the previous myth, different agencies can have different standards for determining independent contractor status. Therefore, it is dangerous to assume that satisfying one test will satisfy the requirements for all others.

For example, workers may be considered employees and have protections under a certain state’s law, even if they are determined not to be employees under federal law. As we saw in the previous myth, this is because many of the tests used to determine employee status under state law often differ from the tests used under federal law, such as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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