Should you be reporting your independent contractors for workers’ comp?
Not everyone who is considered an “independent contractor” is exempt from L&I worker’s compensation and/or wage and hour laws. Misunderstandings of these laws can lead to unexpected back wage claims and premiums, plus regulatory penalties from L&I and Employment Security.
Here is a link to a quick 15-minute eLearning course for determining if an independent contractor should be classified as an employee or covered worker for L&I purposes: Independent Contractor eLearning tool.
We can also connect you with an L&I expert who can help you make sense of the requirements.