Independent Contractors: Delaware
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: E. Chaney Hall, Kathleen Furey McDonough and Jennifer C. Wasson, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
- Delaware law concerning independent contractors in the construction industry differs from federal law. See Determining Whether a Worker Is an Employee or an Independent Contractor.
- Construction services employers must provide written notice to independent contractors at the time of hire. See Notice Requirements.
- Employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors or violate the law in other ways are subject to fines of up to $20,000 and debarment from public contracts. See Liability.