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Is Your Subcontractor Really an Employee?

You may be an employer with requirements — and not know it!

Not understanding your requirements can leave your business vulnerable to unwanted penalties and even lawsuits.

Safety Note:
Did you know?
If it’s your job site, you are responsible for the on-site safety of all employees, whether they work for you, your contractor, a subcontractor or someone else. Go to Steps to a Safe Workplace.

In some cases, a self-proclaimed “independent contractor” is actually a worker for whom you must:

  • Pay workers’ compensation.
  • Meet wage and hour requirements.
  • Pay unemployment tax.
  • Always keep a safe workplace.

To help protect you and your business, we've created this quick and easy questionnaire to help you determine if your contractor is really an employee:

Ask yourself just three questions — It's as easy as 1-2-3!


Start Here
: Are you hiring someone for more than personal labor?

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