Independent Contractors: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey
Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- Whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor has significant legal consequences. See Overview.
- The "ABC test" is used in determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under many New Jersey laws. See The ABC Test.
- For the purposes of deciding whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee who enjoys legal protection under state discrimination and whistleblower laws, New Jersey courts use a 12-factor "economic realities" test. See The Economic Realities Test.