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Hello it’s me again in regard to a sales rep got hit from a customer and he ran away and didn’t get caught , she gets 1099 form of payment check , After 3 weeks of her being home , we sat and talked to her when she was ready to talk, employee decided to quit which we respected her decision,now she is asking for the worker composition name and number , in different words it seems like she is trying to sue me , is there any law for an owner to be responsible in this case or no ?
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Hello it’s me again in regard to a sales rep got hit from a customer and he ran away and didn’t get caught , she gets 1099 form of payment check , After 3 weeks of her being home , we sat and talked to her when she was ready to talk, employee decided to quit which we respected her decision,now she is asking for the worker composition name and number , in different words it seems like she is trying to sue me , is there any law for an owner to be responsible in this case or no ?

Response: No. If the sales rep is an Independent Contractor and receives 1099, then the sales rep is not an employee and thus will not be covered by your Workers' Compensation insurance, which only covers employees. See Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, 820 ILCS/305.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What’s the best professional legal way I should present that to her , because she been txting me and asking me again and again for the work composition information to be provided , please advice, thank you again
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Employment Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 1 month ago

There is no best way to deal with this. You just have to let her know that she is not entitled to the information as an Independent Contractor. Thus, you are not going to be providing her the information.

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