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Independent Contractors: Michigan

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


  • Courts have applied an economic reality test to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under Michigan's wage and hour laws. See Wage and Hour.
  • Michigan government agencies use the IRS 20-Factor Test for purposes of workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. See Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance.