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Oct 3, 201712:39 PMLaw at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

Independent contractors: What we can learn from the Jammal v. Am Fam decision

(page 2 of 2)

That case had to do with ERISA; what if ERISA does not apply to my business? Should I care about whether someone is an independent contractor?

Yes. There are many other laws governing the independent contractor v. employee analysis, many of which almost certainly do apply to your business, with which you should be concerned. They include worker’s compensation laws, unemployment laws, and other employment laws enforced by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, as well as the Internal Revenue Code, enforced by the Internal Revenue Service.

In part two of this blog series, we will go over how the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development views the use independent contractors in Wisconsin businesses.

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