Independent Contractors: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Melissa Fleischer, HR Learning Center LLC
Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- New York's labor law does not define the term independent contractor, but New York case law offers guidance. See Determining Whether a Worker Is an Employee or an Independent Contractor.
- There are separate rules for employers in the construction and commercial goods transportation industries. See Construction Contractors and Commercial Goods Transportation Contractors.
- New York City has requirements pertaining to independent contractors. See Local Requirements.