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Indpendent Contractors: Alaska

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


  • Alaska's courts apply an economic reality test to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under Alaska's wage and hour law. See Wage and Hour.
  • Alaska has adopted the "relative nature of the work test" for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors for purposes of workers' compensation. See Workers' Compensation.
  • Alaska uses the "ABC Test" for its unemployment insurance law. See Unemployment Insurance.