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For a worker to be considered an Independent Contractor in the State of Oregon, all of
the following provisions must be met. If the person is working for you on a
regular basis and if any one the eight points is
met, the worker may be considered an employee. You, as the employer,
would then be required to
file quarterly payroll tax reports, pay payroll taxes and provide
workers' compensation insurance. Having a worker's status reclassified
is an expensive proposition for a business.
worker is free from
your direction and control over the means and manner of providing the labor
has obtained all business registrations or professional licenses
required to conduct business, as well as liability and/or professional
insurance, bonds, etc.
worker furnishes his/her own
tools or equipment necessary to perform the labor or provide the
worker has the
authority to hire and fire his/her own assistants to perform labor or services.
Payment for labor or
services is made upon completion of the job or a specific portion of a
is made as an annual or periodic retainer.
When required, the worker is currently registered with the Contractors
worker files federal
and state income tax returns in the name of his/her business, using
the appropriate forms.
The worker represents to the public that his/her labor or services are
provided by an independently established business.
more information, go to the
Oregon, Workers' Compensation Division website. If you are an
employer in another state, check the labor laws before you hire new
employees or bring on a contractor.