Independent Contractors: Arizona
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- Arizona courts will assume that a worker is an independent contractor and not an employee for purposes of Arizona's workers' compensation law if a business and the independent contractor execute a written agreement that satisfies certain conditions. See Workers' Compensation.
- Arizona uses a test almost identical to the IRS 20-factor test for determining whether a worker is an employee under its unemployment insurance law. See Unemployment Insurance.
- Workers will be presumed to be independent contractors under Arizona's labor code if they sign and execute a Declaration of Independent Business Status. See Declaration of Independent Business Status.
- Certain sharing economy workers will be considered independent contractors for workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and other purposes. See Qualified Marketplace Contractors.