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Independent Contractors: Mississippi

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

Summary

  • Courts apply two tests to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under Mississippi's workers' compensation law, a "control test" and a "nature of the work test." See Workers' Compensation.
  • The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) applies common law principles to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the state's unemployment compensation law. See Unemployment Insurance.