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In neither instance would the worker be your employee, correct?
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That is correct - in neither instance would the person be our employee. They would be a contract employee, contracted for a specific period of time.
Thank you for clarifying that for me, Lucien.Under OH law, all employers with one or more employees must typically obtain worker's comp coverage for their employees, so if you hired a contractor who had employees, they would normally be required to carry their own WC coverage, but you may wish to include that as well as proof of coverage as a condition of their employment to ensure they are complying with the law.If you hire a sole proprietor who does not have any employees but who is your independent contractor and not your employee, you can typically require that they carry their own insurance with regard to injuries sustained in the scope of their employment with you.Here is a link which summarizes the applicability of the OH worker's comp laws:https://www.ohiobwc.com/downloads/blankpdf/u3.pdf
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