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Independent Contractors: Virginia

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

  • The Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act adopted the IRS 20-Factor Test to determine independent contractor status. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Virginia courts apply a right to control to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. See Workers' Compensation.
  • Virginia uses the IRS 20-Factor Test for tax-withholding purposes. See Withholding Taxes.