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Effective date: 
Friday, February 24, 1989
Last update: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Policy Purpose

In most working relationships, there is a clear worker/employer relationship. However, parties may contract with each other for the provision of services in a variety of ways. In some cases, the service provider is an independent contractor, not a worker. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the service provider is a worker or an independent contractor. Different rights and responsibilities apply under The Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) depending on the characterization of the relationship.