Washington

Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee?

From the Law Office of Susan K. Fuller, PLLC — “Many small business owners would like to know when they can hire an “Independent Contractor” vs. an “Employee.” This article is a modest effort to help clear things up a bit. What IS an “Independent Contractor”? First and foremost, and Independent Contractor is a business just…

Wash. Court of Appeals Holds Independent Contractors Are Protected from Retaliation by the Wash. Law Against Discrimination

From Stoel Rives LLP via JDSupra — “[T]he Washington Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in Currier v. Northland Services, Inc., confirms that even those individuals who qualify as bona fide independent contractors will be deemed subject to the full protections of the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), including protection from retaliation…. [T]he court confirmed that the WLAD’s prohibition…