Utah unemployment claimant was an employee despite independent contractor agreement

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From CCH — another reminder that having an independent contractor agreement is not conclusive if the relationship of the parties is more like an employer/employee —

“Despite having entered into an agreement titled “Independent Contractor Agreement (Co-op)” with the company to deliver auto parts to its customers, the claimant was not independently established in a trade, occupation, profession, or business. Although the claimant operated his own vehicle and could realize a profit or loss separately from the company, he had not owned a delivery business prior to their relationship, did not have a business license, had not advertised his delivery services, and had not intended to establish an independent business. The board determined that the factors indicating that the claimant was not independently established were more compelling than the factors suggesting that he was.”

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