Thursday, May 14, 2009

WLF's Richard Samp Discusses New D.C. Cir. Decision on Independent Contractors

The Washington Legal Foundation's Richard Samp has an interesting, short paper discussing a recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision rejecting the right-to-control test to distinguish independent contractors from employees, and instead substituting an extent-of-entrepreneurial-opportunity test.  A company generally is not faced with vicarious liability for independent contractors, but generally has vicarious liability for its employees.

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