Idaho Independent Contractors: What you need to know

Determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor is critical when it comes to questions of pension eligibility, workers' compensation, wage and hour coverage, and a number of subordinate legal issues. In some situations, federal law will govern, but the question is often resolved by looking to state law, particularly in areas such as unemployment tax liability, workers' compensation, and state wage and hour requirements.
Department of Transportation Drivers. The Idaho Supreme Court reversed its previous position and held that the fact that an owner-operator driver was operating under another motor carrier’s U.S. Department of Transportation number/authority will no longer be a factor considered in determining whether the owner-operator is an employee or independent contractor for purposes of the state Employment Security Law (Western Home Transp., Inc. v. Idaho Dep’t of Labor, 318 P.3d 940 (Idaho 2014)).
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Idaho workers' compensation law defines the term independent contractor as any person who renders service for a specified recompense for a specified result, under the right to control, or actual control of his principal as to the result of his work only and not as to the means by which such result is accomplished (ID Code Sec. 72-102(17)).
In Idaho, a worker’s status as an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of workers' compensation coverage is determined based on four main criteria commonly referred to as “the right-to-control test.” The Idaho Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that those cases where there is doubt about whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee are to be resolved in favor of finding ...

>> Read more about Independent Contractors

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Idaho Independent Contractors Resources

Independent Contractors Products

Employee vs. Independent Contractor Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Where’s the Line? How to Make the Proper Call and Stay Out of Court""
Exempt or Nonexempt Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Exempt or Nonexempt? Determining Employee Classification and Overtime Compensation""
Exempt vs. Nonexempt Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Exempt vs. Nonexempt: How to Find and Fix Misclassification Mistakes""
Employee vs. Independent Contractor Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Where’s the Line? How to Make the Proper Call""
Exemption Audits Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Exemption Audits: Prepare Now for Stepped-Up DOL Enforcement""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.