Independent Contractors: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Pennsylvania courts have applied an economic realities test to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the state minimum wage law. See Minimum Wage Act.
- A right to control test is used to determine independent contractor status under the workers' compensation law. See Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act .
- Pennsylvania uses a modified ABC test to determine whether a worker is an employee under the state's unemployment compensation law. See Unemployment Compensation Law.