Originally Posted by cgaengineer
It's all fine and dandy until that 1099 "employee" hurts someone or gets hurt himself.
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We kill and eat our wounded...
You can sub-contract out your work, you can even lease your equipment. You can spell out in the contract the scope of the work, timeliness and completion dates. Those are not unusual provision's in contracts and doesn't necessarily make you the employer.
But if they get in your vehicles everyday and go to and from the job site everyday, if the equipment stays on your trailer... etc. etc. he's got flat feet, feathers and a yellow bill; he's a duck; or an employee.
If everyone in the industry were forced to comply with labor laws, 80% of these jerks would disappear.