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Independent Contractors: Texas

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

  • There are statutory definitions of employee and independent contractor under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. See Workers' Compensation.
  • The Texas Unemployment Compensation Act establishes a right to control test. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • A driver for a Transportation Network Company (TNC) (a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft that uses a digital network to connect customers with drivers who provide prearranged rides) will be considered an independent contractor and not an employee as long as certain conditions are met. See Transportation Network Companies.