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Independent Contractors: Alabama

Independent Contractors requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Alabama considers the "right to control" when determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under common law claims and under its workers' compensation law. See Common Law Right to Control and Workers' Compensation.
  • Alabama uses the federal Internal Revenue Service's 20-Factor Test to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under several other laws. See Unemployment Compensation, Tax Code and More.
  • Certain workers known as marketplace contractors are not considered employees under Alabama's unemployment insurance and workers' compensation laws if certain conditions are met. See Marketplace Contractors.