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Independent Contractors: Arizona

Independent Contractors requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Arizona courts will assume that a worker is an independent contractor and not an employee for purposes of Arizona's workers' compensation law if a business and the independent contractor execute a written agreement that satisfies certain conditions. See Workers' Compensation.
  • Arizona uses a test almost identical to the IRS 20-factor test for determining whether a worker is an employee under its unemployment insurance law. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Workers will be presumed to be independent contractors under Arizona's labor code if they sign and execute a Declaration of Independent Business Status. See Declaration of Independent Business Status.
  • Certain sharing economy workers will be considered independent contractors for workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and other purposes. See Qualified Marketplace Contractors.