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Independent Contractors: North Carolina

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


  • North Carolina courts use a right to control test to determine independent contractor status under the state's workers' compensation and unemployment insurance laws . See Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance.
  • North Carolina courts have considered factors such as the degree of control and the permanency of the relationship to decide independent contractor status under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act. See Wage and Hour.