Independent Contractors: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- The economic realities test is used to determine independent contractor status under the Washington Minimum Wage Act. See Wage and Hour.
- An individual must satisfy either the ABC Test or a backup six-point test to be considered an independent contractor under the Washington Employment Security Act. See Unemployment Insurance.
- The backup six-point test for independent contractors used under Washington's unemployment insurance law is also used for the state's workers' compensation law. See Workers' Compensation.